Change the landscape of journalism. Start a team today.

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Collaborate with talented, creative, driven people.

Our team consists of driven people looking to make a positive impact in their community. Here are some of our key values


Positivity: believe that people are overwhelmingly good

Positivity: believe that people are overwhelmingly good

Passion: spread kindness through fun and a little weirdness

Passion: spread kindness through fun and a little weirdness

Creativity: share stories online in creative, engaging ways

Creativity: share stories online in creative, engaging ways

Humility: work on an ambitious mission much larger than you

Humility: work on an ambitious mission much larger than you

Courage: fail creatively, think differently and don't be afraid to talk to strangers

Courage: fail creatively, think differently and don't be afraid to talk to strangers


 

Join a global network of positive community journalists.

Our teams have dedicated themselves to positive community journalism. Our network of UPLifters, a group of creative people, are all passionate about changing the landscape of local journalism.

Engage with your community in interactive, fun events.

All Unsung People teams around the world engage with our communities in creative, interactive and fun ways and collect stories of kindness. These are our TurnUP events. They happen once a month and are two hours of unadulterated fun. In a great TurnUP, the 6-7 UPLifters and the people at the TurnUP feel a sense of elevation. We always create some ruckus; everyone around us has shared a story with us, or at the very least has heard us.



Do impactful journalism that makes a difference.

Our vision is a world where some elements of local news are replaced with important positive journalism. Every month, each team does a "CloseUP" or an in-depth featured story spotlighting a person who has gone out of his or her way to serve the community.

People consume 490 minutes worth of news everyday and for every positive story, there are 17 negative ones. This leads to the Mean World Syndrome: the belief that the world is much more dangerous than it actually is.

 

 

Excited to start a team in your community? Apply now. 

Four main roles within the team:

  • President: Lead, assign and monitor tasks of the team

  • Lead Editor: Write in-depth CloseUP stories on people who have made a substantial difference in your community; transcribe stories collected at TurnUP events

  • TurnUP Director: Decide TurnUP calendar & creative themes, organize event logistics

  • Lead Photographer: Take beautiful photographs during TurnUP events

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