Analyzing the Analysts

When the Yankee Group announced findings recently that the PlayStation 3 would win the console battle, a lot of outlets jumped on it. Most of these outlets simply repeated the reports findings and added a bit of context about the current industry buzz. Pretty standard stuff.

But a 1up news story went the extra mile, actually talking to the analyst about the report and how he came to his conclusion. The story gives good insight into the report and the analyst himself, and gives the reader some basis to compare it with conflicting reports. It’s not the kind of thing you’d expect to see in every story, but when it’s applicable, this is the kind of thing that can seperate your news content from the hundreds of other web sites and magazines covering the same thing.

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