"If it bleeds - it leads!" This has been the catch-cry of newsrooms across the world when making decisions on what to present as the daily news ... however, Mal Walden, much loved Melbourne newsreader who was involved with journalism and the media for over 60 years, prefers to present this collection of Good News: stories of survival, invention, eccentricity and goodness.
Good news not only sells but studies have shown it is beneficial to our mental well-being! These feel-good stories highlight the ingenuity of people, the kindness and compassion we can show to each other, the determination to overcome hardship and the fun people can have in their daily life.
Mal Walden was 17 years of age when he applied for his first job in the media and found himself in the blocks of an amazing race to be first with breaking news. At the age of 70, he gracefully crossed the finishing line to be recognised as the longest serving newsman on Australian television.