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Funny rant time about "news reporting" stuff:

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


Stay on the lede, you goddam amateurs!
And don't get me started on articles that include 90% "expert comments" that actually contradict official statements or are pure hearsay.

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"
This is how you end up with some 1000 or 2000-word articles that actually don't say anything.

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.
Like, how are these people still having jobs...

These article structures break the most basic principles of news reporting
Although, in hindsight, I don't know why this bothers me so much.

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.
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