This is a great and very important point. News must be an independent entity that we trust, without motivation or agenda. Any government silencing of some news creates a clear underground for other news sources and that can be quite problematic.
On the other hand, in the world of infinite noise that we have now, the loudest voices and loudest headlines rise. It brings an era of propaganda and Trump. So we need to find some balance.
What I miss isn’t a single source of news necessarily, but a countable set of things we trust to provide diverse information without making me have to do all the sourcing on my own.