reply to post by sirjunlegun
The only definition of News Analyst that I could find was "Commentator".
However, an analyst analyzes something.
What is the definition of Analysis?
Detailed examination of the elements or structure of something, typically as a basis for discussion or interpretation.
The process of separating something into its constituent elements.
test - assay - examination
I would conclude, based on what we see in the news media at large is that they analyze the news, and then interpret it for public consumption.
So if interpretation is the job of an analyst, what does interpretation mean?
The action of explaining the meaning of something: "the interpretation of data".
An explanation or way of explaining: "it's open to interpretation".
explanation - rendering - reading - rendition
So essentially, a News Analyst gets the news in its raw form, and then interprets it for the public, thus leaving the public to rely on the
interpretation of the analyst.
Of course, the way that a person or a like-minded group of people interprets something is subject to their particular world view. In other words, the
news we hear is second-hand and already tinged with the world view of the person or people responsible for providing it.
edit on 12/6/2012 by ProfessorChaos because: typo