Sorry to disappoint, but that sounds like a tall order. I do think there are enough people on the planet (and enough money to back up their efforts) who can act as watchdogs and call out the missteps that large news outlets make.
In terms of discerning facts, individuals will need to stay vigilant and decide which sources they trust. This piece wasn’t meant to focus on the sources themselves, but the people who tune in. Why do some of us prefer npr, while others prefer fox?