The best-kept secret in journalism is that just about anyone could do it, the job is not that hard (except for the hours–those can be murder). So they have to make it look hard.
I have been, I guess, “a journalist” since the 1970s.
Like, how hard can it be to read cue cards? Or say what everybody else has been saying all day long?
It is a job that can be done well, and sometimes is. If only it weren’t so flaming easy to do it poorly!