Site that aggregates multiple existing news sources into one page. Allows for views from each side presented in an Apple Reader type style, clean text nothing else, that links back to original sources. Neural net used to pull sources and curated by humans. Funded like Wikipedia.
The news used to be the only source for info. Rule has been more content + sensational + cheap to prod = good. Now we drown in info, most of which is garbage
Great value in deep, verified research, clearly explained & w/ import connected to & tracked w/ other contemporary info
Make society appreciate knowledge and education. Make people appreciate good news over controversial news. Make people want to know more about scientists instead of movie stars. Make a society that prefers entertaining information more than numbing ignorance.
Perhaps unpopular opinion — most news wouldn't be worth rebuilding. The good stuff is already on Twitter, or from specific people that I do/would happily subscribe to (like Stratechery, Praxis, Destroy All Software, etc)
Seeing how @adamcurry and @THErealDVORAK run their news analysis show solely on donations (“value for value”) and make enough for it to be a full-time job is inspiring. I often wonder how easily the concept could work with breaking news and other more time-sensitive concepts.
Often the solution lies in addressing the real (hard) problem
Solving for fake news, click-baity headlines, biased inaccurate coverage problems will lead to a solution which also solves for (right kind of) monetisation as well