Are EA orgs bad at engaging with the media / do they tend not to do press releases talking about positive impact and successes?

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There's a well-established bias in general in media towards negative reporting - it's just what people are more interested in/animated by (see: It's the same reason why negative stuff tends to get shared more on FB and social media in general, iirc.

Basically, it's not an EA-specific issue. When was the last time you read a story about (virtually all) planes not crashing when they take off, or unemployment not being a problem for the vast majority of the population?

Hmm, I think there's an issue where some of the successes of EA orgs even when reported on also don't get framed as EA successes


Also note that CEA (my employer) is hiring someone "to share stories about the impact that people in the community are having".