There was a particularly bad day of news about four months ago, with several stories about violence against children.
It struck a nerve with Woodbury resident Nic Ortiz, who has a 4-year-old and 18-month-old.
“Watching the mainstream news, every day it’s shootings and murders and stuff like that,” he said.
So Ortiz decided to launch On the Horizon News, a website dedicated to compiling positive news stories. It’s meant to be a hub where people can find good news—which is not highlighted enough, according to Ortiz—in one place.
“People do good things every day. Everyday heroes,” said Ortiz, who studied broadcast journalism and works as a video editor and photographer. “That gets lost a lot of the time.”
He said he understands the media’s tendency toward death and destruction, but people have enough stress in their lives without being bombarded by negative news, Ortiz said.
On the Horizon News isn’t “fluffy kitten type stuff,” Ortiz said, and he hopes the site becomes a place where people can feel good about what’s going on in the world.
“We believe we’re doing something that’s worthwhile,” Ortiz said.
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