As I've recently begun posting a lot more articles, I often think of suggestions to improve the news editor, as do others I assume. So, here's a place to discuss all that.
Cool. I'll start. I know we've talked before to allow certain members to have access to view drafted articles (Mods can go in and proofread at this point). You know how on vimeo/blogs/etc. you can "password protect" a video/article/post? (Only available via link, and have to enter password with link). That could be a maybe easier way to allow peer collaboration/ proof reading.
e.g. Lets say I was posting an article and I wanted an outside friend, or other members of the content team to give it a read before it goes live. I could give them the link, tell them the password is "bananas". and they easily have access to view and or edit. maybe that could be an option.
Just my .02 for now!