There's this recent trend in infosec reporting where reporters publish articles on a certain topic, but they only stay on the lede for 3-4 paragraphs, only to go off-topic for 90% of the article on vaguely related bullshit.
Title: Breach at Company A
10% - Actual details about the breach
40% - GDPR bla bla
50% - Mentions to 45 other past breaches at totally unrelated companies
LIKE, WHAT THE ACTUAL F**K!!!
Stay on the lede, you goddam amateurs!
Like how disconnected from your own story do you have to be to not spot the discrepancies between a hack's details and the "expert comment"
Sure, the journalist can tell his editor "I published a 2,000-word article today" -- but that article is utterly useless and void of any meaningful information.
These article structures break the most basic principles of news reporting
I guess I should be happy that most of my "competition" shoots itself in the foot by boring their readers to death.
Their articles' bounce rate must be off the charts.