To inspire, educate, empower and connect the world.
To provide a world-class news-media service that inspires and empowers an educated and socially aware audience into positively changing the world around them.
Who We Are
Our World Today (OWT) is an independent, not for profit news organisation that seeks to provide a true reflection of society.
What We Do
Our World Today is more than just a news organisation. In fact, our mission is to redefine what the world sees as news media.
Rather than focus solely on our failures as a species - conflict, crime and killing – OWT acknowledges our triumphs too, as we present a challenging, inspiring and in-depth look at the world we live in.
More than this, we don’t simply want to tell our readers what to think and feel. We want to generate meaningful topics for discussion and reflect a news agenda that inspires our readers and members to positively change the world around them.
We seek to build an educated and empowered community that is connected and involved with the stories we share with the world.
And we want to take your stories, your tales of inspiration and triumph, and share them with the world.
Your stories. Our world.
Our World Today has a philosophy that your interior and exterior environments directly affect you as a person. This is in both your personal and professional life. What happens in your outside world, or society, is reflected in your thoughts, who you are and how you act.
Our World Today is an online news website that provides people with an alternative choice to the current trends of negativity and sensationalism in news and current affairs. Rather than focus on the suffering and destruction in our world, we will capture the truly inspiring, the unheard, the stories that make us proud to be human, proud to be alive, and by doing so, reconnect individuals with the essential spirit that binds us all.
But why do we want to focus on the positive?
We realise we live in a smart society, and that people deserve a well-informed and educated source of news. This of course means absorbing and understanding daily events, including disasters, wars and the happenings of the world. However, Our World Today believes news does not have to be solely about that. We believe that as a society we are far greater than our failures and this deserves to be seen. Current trends indicate that the quantity of ‘positive’ news (15%) is disproportionate to that of ‘negative’ news (85%), veering away from the original idea of news reflecting a balanced view of society to itself. (Noyes, 2005).
Like a good work life balance, so should be the news and our surrounding environment. We believe news has a crucial part to play in the way society is influenced, and the way people think. Your thinking obviously has an effect on your life, and consequently as a whole, the actions of the world. We want to allow individuals a chance to be inspired, a place to source not only headlines, but positive stories from around the world, promoting individuals to be inspired and help the world, sharing the positive side of humanity.
We are an independent not for profit organisation, apolitical and have no agenda other than to source and publish positive and inspiring stories of our world. If we can inspire one individual, they can change the lives of hundreds around them, and this many, can go forth and change the world. It is all connected, all aspects of life, and the scientific proof is now out to show how a positive environment can not only affect your chemical and physical state as an individual, making you healthier and more stable, but also that happiness and positive energy does spread to people around you. We know from personal experience the amazing effects of this, and feel passionate about the art of story telling and news, as well as our philosophy and creating this opportunity for society and the world.
Please see our Guiding Document for more information on the science behind the positive.