Journalism was always about story telling. As journalism is subjected to pressures of advertisers, politics, owners/money, place limits, censorships and time, quality of information transfer could be severely limited. It become fairy tales telling instead of the truth transfer.
The story (affairs, scandal, breaking news,..) is written down in the database. Actually just shortest possible version with links to all publicatuions about the story. Everyone that want to know more about the story can search that database and see who wrote what about it.
Bit like Wikipedia article about past events, but shorter. Just so much text to present story and different interpretations/accounts about it.
Very important is that epilogues of stories are added on the end. So that it is good reference for similar future events (we should learn from history).