Difference between News Analysis and Opinion?
I am looking to get a better understanding of different categories of material written in a newspaper. I had assumed two main types:
1) News (i.e. reporting of facts) -> objective (not debatable).
2) Opinion/editorial (i.e. interpretation) -> subjective (debatable)
For reputable papers there would be no bias in the "news", i.e. you could accept the facts as accurate. No personal opinion allowed. Any bias would be in the opinion/editorial pages, because here the writer could insert his/her opinion, make inferences, etc. NYT Readers Guide says:
"Editorials ... are not intended to give a balanced look at both sides"
So you might like the point-of-view of one paper but actually trust more the "facts" of a more reputable paper (but whose perspective you don't like). I think papers even segregate the staff of these two categories.
But recently I found another category called "News Analysis". I need help understanding this category.
In researching online I find things like: Analysis can have "expert opinion" but not "personal opinion". Meaning the writer can draw conclusions/inferences but only those supported by the data, or could include the opinion of an expert.
But then a good editorial also makes evidence-based arguments from supporting evidence.
So in which category does Analysis belong? Is it "news" (i.e. objective) or "opinion" (subjective)?