News has a bigger problem than fake news: junk news. Readers are gorging on junk news about murder, terrorism, etc.
For example, the BBC have published 5 articles about murder in the last 24 hours. It’s published zero articles about heart disease, which is thousands of times more deadly.
What if articles about murder etc had an extra paragraph/sidebar that put the danger in perspective?
It doesn’t involve any tech innovation, just content innovation. Content is king!