Positive journalism


Stories of impactful people.



Unsung People shares stories of people making our communities better.

For every positive story online, there are 17 negative ones, so people perceive the world as more dangerous than it actually is. Researchers have coined this term the "Mean World Syndrome."

We want to contribute to building a world in which people trust each other more. And people are more likely to trust a world they know is kind. Our goal is to shed light on the kindness around us, and share inspiring positive news.

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Our journalists write in-depth CloseUP stories spotlighting inspiring community members. We also share simple stories of kindness from online submissions. We have been featured by the University of Virginia, NBC29, Cavalier Daily, and TEDx.