One must ask, what good is news that filters?
It is impossible for there to be any other kind. The sum total of what happens on the earth is far beyond the ability of anyone or anything to track or follow. Most of it is not relevant to you, of course. Any news you read is, and of necessity, must be, filtered. The only question is how it is filtered.
News is news, be it bad, sad, happy or violent.
Your view that occurances can be easily and definitively defined as "news" or "not news" is incredibly naive.
I remember a time when the news was reported and read.
No, you remember a time when the biases in selecting what would be news and what would not be were better hidden.