It’s an interesting list. I especially like number 11: ” We would never publish lists of 10. They’re a prop for lazy and unimaginative people.” Here are some other parts I liked:
We would encourage comments and forums, but in moderated spaces that a) encouraged the use of real names and b) insisted on (and enforced) civility. Comments from people using verified real names would be listed first.
We would refuse to do stenography and call it journalism. If one faction or party to a dispute is lying, we would say so, with the accompanying evidence.
A core mission of our work would be to help people in the community become informed users of media, not passive consumers — to understand why and how they can do this. We would work with schools and other institutions that recognize the necessity of critical thinking.
All valuable additions to the ongoing conversation, I think.