The content you get for free online will always be the same refurbished pablum. You will not get a deeper understanding of the issues that affect society and you, let alone learn new facts on the actions of businesses or politicians. This requires additional work for a news organization to uncover.
The latest celebrity news and stenographic count of mainstream events will always gather more pageviews, and therefore, more ad revenue. But you are not one to be satisfied with just good enough. When you read the news, you expect the source it comes from to have done everything in its power to pursue the truth.
This better content will only exist if you pay for it. If you don’t, advertisers do. That’s why you have been struggling to find quality news online.