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The story of www.goodnewpress.netOur story begins on facebook December sixth on a Dell outside of Dallas. A seed, a dream, an idea sprouted on facebook at the Awesome Women’s site. I received the amount of positive feedback needed to help me take my first step forward on this path of educating and offering opportunity to others.

On my own with Gods energy shaping my thoughts and desires I (I hate saying I,) so including the loving spirit, we asked the fans of facebook to join and flesh out the idea of YOUTH and the ten subjects surrounding  YOUTH. With few exceptions; the stories are all from new friends made on facebook.

I must mention Flickr Photoshare as I found multiple images to use and a handful which were restricted. The restricted ones were obtains by leaving a simple note expressing awe and appreciation. They now join the facebook family as material for goodnew press.net.

Many times I would find a story in my local town and cover it by adding my photos and writing the story. I would then mock up a magazine page. Now, I am able to do the same, this time on subjects which are universal and global.

I challenge everyone to stop and listen to the news; whether written, TV or radio. Listen carefully, it only takes a few minutes to notice:  How many negatives do you hear, how many problems are mentioned? Have you wondered what the story might be like if it were presented in a positive fashion? Try rewriting it. You will be surprised. Have you ever felt like you were helpless to help, even if you wanted to, because no solutions were mentioned, no way to reach contacts, or the story was so tremendous and large you felt overwhelmed?

With determination we focus first on universal issues. For humanity, all are the same. We all can love, care; believe, so the beginning is inclusion. From our mission statement: ‘Standing for freedom from prejudice with mutual sharing and respect for diversity”, we reach-out to those who write and create.

GoodNewPress.net, which is our real name, chose to cover more than one facet of each of the ten subjects, along with sharing links and other multi-media sources. Our second goal is to educate. Allowing readers’ the room to decide on an issue, rather then riding the news-person’s opinion as truth. Then sharing links to continue the education. Life has a full impact on us in multi-media by attaching to many memories instead of one.

Our goal is to offer opportunity to all; ages, location, race, religion, physical ability, education, place of origin, successful or not, social economic, etc. This includes art, writing, poetry, dance as a link, music as a link and photography. We support the growth of creativeness and ‘The ARTs’.

As a guideline we decide the quarterly topic and the ten areas about the topic, although, in the case of our first issue, BULLYING grew to the point of demanding its own magazine as PART I of a two part series on YOUTH.

We stand by our VISIONS which are: encourage the global community to participate, offer publishing opportunities to all persons (on topic), share free ad space (on topic), allow people to experience a magazine which talks of the hard hitting current issues of Youth and the Global Community; as a result: we learn we have many things in common with others; therefore reaching inclusion. We teach people how to make positive change and take action; we share this magazine, live on-line, as we build, so our readers can watch, this works as an educational tool.

We are now at fourteen weeks, or 98 days old, with publication due March 20, 2011. The first day of SPRING!

Fourteen people helped make this what it is. I love each and everyone of you.

We present this to you, the public, as a gift. Please use this gift to educate yourself, then share, so others may educate themselves and help others.

As we say goodbye to the PART I of YOUTH on BULLYING, we say hello to PART II on YOUTH, please join us.  BTW this is a collectors edition.

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