The 24/7 news cycle is all about crises, corruption, dysfunction, and all too often often with endless human tragedies. But journalism should be more balanced, complete with positive news.
There needs to be stories about human potential and people who are making a difference by treating others how they'd like to be treated and how they're rising to the occasion.
This TED Talk is a few months old, but is still very relevant today. http://youtu.be/zPy0xnymGR0