If you were writing a news article about John and Elizabeth Proctor the best way to approach it would be as a human interest story. You'd need to concentrate less on the actual Salem witch-craze and more on the effect that it's had on the Proctors and their marriage. To that end, it's important to include as much biographical and background information as possible, to put their stories into context. There's nothing that people like more than a good old triumph-over-adversity story. That's why it's important to stress how the Proctors have been coping with their terrifying ordeal, how they've managed to keep their marriage together despite everything that's been happening.
Human interest stories tend to be quite sympathetic to their subjects, so it might be a good idea to present John and Elizabeth as innocent victims of the mass hysteria that's been plaguing Salem. Bad things happening to good people always makes for a good story, not least because just about everyone can relate to it. Elizabeth is certainly a good person, and for all his faults, John is too.
No newspaper article would be complete without some kind of sex or scandal, and so you'd have to include John's extra-marital affair with Abigail. This would arguably be the most important factor in any newspaper story dealing with the Proctors as it adds the kind of spice that readers tend to go for. Whatever Abigail's numerous failings as a human being, she'd be a newspaper editor's dream come true. Her power, her sex-appeal, her reputation as a brazen temptress, all of these characteristics make Abigail a hot property for any newspaper, as well as an essential part of the Proctors' story.