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Jodie Jackson

Jodie Jackson

Director, News Literacy Network

Jodie is founder of the News Literacy Network, author of “You Are What You Read: why changing your media diet can change the world” and of children’s book, “Little Ruffle and The World Beyond“.

Over the past decade, Jodie has researched the damaging impact of the negativity bias in the news on our individual and collective mental health, as well as promoting the impact of solutions-focused journalism. Jodie has a Master’s in Positive Psychology and widely cited research has made her an influential figure within the movement for “Constructive Journalism”. Jodie has written for established and emerging news platforms; spoken on panels with leading thinkers, academics, and journalists; delivered workshops and training to journalists, educators, parents and students and spoken at universities and media and mental health conferences around the world.