A digital news reader’s bill of rights

“Journalists have long had the bad habit of holding readers in contempt. Maybe not an individual person, but certainly the audience as a whole,” Andrew Dunn writes. Dunn suggests a “bill of rights” for digital news readers, that puts the onus on news organizations to “treat our readers like the intelligent adults that they are.” Among those rights: The right to react to a headline and not read the story, the right to stop reading at any point without criticism, the right to know whether a story is local or national before clicking, and the right to voice their opinion.