Go for it! I’ve been waiting to see a blockchain solution to this. This is the only way that I can see to validate what is being published online. I should say this seems to be a firm foundation in concept for handling cross links to determine credibility.
While you are focused on traditional publishing entities that is rapidly changing just as the concept of journalism is changing. From my perspective writing for Medium I’m somewhere between the old (blogging) and the older (print media journalism) but working to be at the front of the new. How does that work? Do we all become publishers?
This would suggest to me that there needs to be a requirement for all of us who write to publish to blockchain under our own name. This would establish reputation. At the bottom end you are identified and you may be starting out writing so you don’t have a recorded but you don’t have any negatives (how do we determine that?).
In other contexts I keep coming to the conclusion that we will all need to have a blockchain identity. This is tricky in general because it will be our ID but it is very tricky in the US because of the social and political collapse that treats everything as some sort of conspiracy theory. Of course the people who immediately scream at this are the ones most responsible for active destruction of trust for their own benefit.
Posting anything online may require this as basic authentication. We control it but it is tied from that point to everything we post or publish. this would stop the hijacking of identities (the main point) but would mean that everything you write publicly you own so think about it.
I’m not clear that anything like this is included here. Is it?