I think that professional informationist ought to have a special license that holds them to a higher standard. Much like the CDL for professional drivers hold them to a MUCH higher standard.
We are all free to drive but if we want to go pro, Taxi, Bus, Trucker, Chauffeur, and etc. we get a CDL and now have to operate well… Like a pro.
Freedom of press is great but if you operate as a paid professional you ought to be able to be held accountable.
Right now the Professional Press is about as accountable as a 4 year old lying about sneaking a cookie.
I dunno, maybe not. The way things are going, News Folks might start governing themselves again.