Feel-good factor back as Christmas FM returns

Is Christmas FM's return for a tenth year a sign that the tide is turning towards more positive news?

28th November, 2017
Vogue Williams at the launch of Christmas FM

“If it bleeds, it leads,” goes the old saying. We are told that society loves bad news. Bad news makes great headlines. It sells newspapers. It clocks up audience figures. It drives click-throughs.

Humans might actually be neurologically or physiologically predisposed towards focusing on negative information, according to Stuart Soroka, associate professor and William Dawson scholar in the Department of Political Science at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec. This is because the potential costs...

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