This came up in the design critique last week — we keep using “commentary” as a way to tag first-person stories from the football game (the story where we hung out with the cannon crew, for example). We did it again twice this week.
I realize we need to tag these stories in some way as non-traditional news content, but I’m not sure that “commentary” is the best descriptor for them. That implies criticism, and is also what we’ve been using for opinion content for quite a while. I think we’ve trained readers that commentary = opinion content.
That said, though, I’m committing the cardinal sin of being critical of something without really having a suggestion for how to fix it. Would “first person” be too literal? Is there a more fun way to do that? “Tiger Tracker” or something like that?