Happy News looking for citizen journalists

Happy News, a new site for upbeat stories, is on the hunt for citizen journalists with a certain skip in their step.
Stephen Baker

Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?
Such thinking pervades this upbeat new site from Austin launched this week. "London spared more explosions" is the headline today. And Happy News is looking for citizen journalists to file similar happy stories. But this approach poses thorny dilemmas: Let's say you're a journalist reporting a happy story on a philanthropist--and you discover that he's quietly pocketing three-quarters of the donations. At that point, I guess, you put aside what you know and write your tale for Happy News. Better yet, sell the real story to someone else.

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