A Journalistic integrity policy
As I try to research and reference news I find it progressively harder to find links that still work the further back in time I go.
I suggest that to be able to post something as news in New Zealand, a copy (and separate copies of all updates, should have to be held by the government in a publicly (perhaps after a week?) searchable database.
News organisations absolutely have the right to reconfigure their sites. The problem is link rot.
For example at the moment I am looking at the past articles on Thompson and Clark and (for instance) 10 out of the 15 news articles listed on Source Watch no longer exist.
Not having a backup of the articles not only allows New Zealand history to disappear, but also encourages a rewrite of history in the future.