Hi Paul, I think you make a good point about ‘cosplay’ (I might steal that metaphor for future use if you don’t mind). Journalism comes in some many forms and on so many different platforms that the producer can forget to do the basics. Comment/news is not always a clear split but it would help if there was clearer, more transparent signalling. I find with some ‘explainer’ journalism (eg Vox) that they are very good at giving sound analysis and facts, but it is often with a particular perspective that’s not always clear. Thanks.

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