1 - Is the author a specialist in the area being reported?
2 - Does the feature image actually relate to the content of the article? Is it giving a false impression?
3 - Does the Title represent the article accurately? Is it sensationalist? (The title is the snippet that will make Twitter).
4 - Does the "hook" (probably first sentence of paragraph) ask a relevant question? Or is it misleading?
5 - Is the killer fact to set the agenda credible? Is it anecdotal? Is it evidenced?
6 - Are relevant facts or information missed out when a point is made? Why?
7 - Are claims supported by linked evidence?
8 - Is anything simply wrong?
9 - Does the newspaper show any evidence of subeditting or fact-checking?
This is a checklist and a work in progress rather than a scorecard; yet the article linked above scores about 12 out of 9.