Publications focusing on possibility
YES! Magazine is an ad-free, nonprofit publicationÃ‚Â that publishes all of itsÃ‚Â articles under the Creative Commons license to encourage reprinting and reposting .Ã‚Â YES! focuses on supporting the active engagement in building a just and sustainable world.Ã‚Â It’s pretty awesome.
“We’re just trying to celebrate the sensibility of moving things forwards,” Ben Goldhirsh says of his brand, GOOD. According to the site, “GOOD is a collaboration of individuals, businesses, and nonprofits pushing the world forward. Since 2006 we’ve been making a magazine, videos, and events for people who give a damn.” Influenced by Radiohead’s innovative sales move for their In Rainbows album, GOOD allows readers to name their price and donates all subscription fees to charities, specifically chosen by subscribers.
With the tagline, “for intelligent optimists,” it’s no wonder that Ode Magazine is about positive news and the people and ideas that are improving the world. Ode started as a Dutch publication and after nine years, the founders moved to San Francisco to launch the English version of the magazine. It features articles from all over the world and is quite a delightful read. Even if you’re a recovering cynic, Ode will move you closer to optimism.