Can news be "organic?"
Here's a proposal by NowPublic editor Mark Schneider that is sure to offend MSM journalists: certifying news as "100% organic." This is not "news about organic products", but news that openly declares what ingredients it contains - the good, the bad, and the borrowed.
Consider it: in the course of producing a news item, a reporter - who voluntarily agrees to abide by the Organic Journalists Association's Media Transparency Code of Practice would attest to the wholesomeness of the ingredients that went into the manufacture of her report.
By aggregating a list of such ingredients, such as whether a news release was used, if a source had been granted anonymity and under what circumstances, etc., the news consumer might have a better idea of the diligence and trustworthiness of the report.