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Villanova School of Business alumnus Ryan Burke with a beard in a blue denim button down and jeans

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We’re consuming more news than ever, and sometimes it can feel like there are only problems. I wanted ‘Tell Me Something Good’ to deliver stories about real people who are making progress solving real issues.”

Ryan Burke ’08 VSB

After discovering that news fatigue has been proven to cause stress and anxiety, Ryan Burke ’08 VSB, creative producer at Google Creative Lab, developed “Tell Me Something Good”—a feature for the Google Assistant that provides a daily dose of good news. Just say “Hey Google, tell me something good,” and receive a short news summary about people who are working to make the world better. These news summaries are curated through the lens of solutions journalism—an approach that has been proven to empower and uplift audiences by reporting not just the problems in society but also the emerging solutions.

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