First, excellent post Japanese it was well and succinctly written for the intended audience. It is a problem and that problem is not only for mid-range PR4,5,& 6 sites.
This is actually not the case. If the story is put in such a way that doesn't mention, robots.txt, skyscraper sties, 301 & 302 redirect, php scripts etc then the journalist would decide whether it is a story.
To make it a story, some people from different disciplines, who know what the story consists of could outine the story for the relevant journalists.
There is a story in everything and everything is newsworthy somewhere!