The power of the media to make changes happen, whether by alterations in government policy or through shining a light on difficult issues, should never be underestimated.
The Sydney Morning Herald has made the city of Sydney a better, safer place through its reporting.
It has also contributed throughout its 185-year history to the social, intellectual and political life of the city.
The fact that Impact Journalism Day is making the media's force for positive change a globally visible event is a great thing.
The Sydney Morning Herald is proud to report about positive changes in Sydney and in Australia, share those inspirational stories with a global community, and learn from the lessons of others making positive change a reality internationally.