overall, i think these are good standards, though you should maybe have a variety of organizations with a variety of standards (preferably explicitly stated). but i think in a general sense "the way a news story is crafted" is up for grabs: it's relative to some extent to medium: even the hyperlink alone is a transformation.
i think the biggest bloggers are making money on advertising, though i don't really know how much (anybody got any info on this? and how do i cash in? forget the cash. send marijuana ). and i think that more and more advertising is migrating to the web. that's certainly the basic source of newspaper revenue anyway. i hope newspapers survive. but to the extent that they migrate to the web, they'll be transformed, i think, kind of top to bottom. for example, there's no limit to how much searchable research detail you could post to bolster some assertion. the liquidity of sites into one another by link and cut and paste begins to reduce brand names as the source of legitimacy. articles can be continually revised after their publication. etc.