The thing about the lowest of the low, journalists and reporters, trying to make themselves a professional guild, always strikes me as funny. Because these people are the most vapid people you will ever meet. I've dated some. They don't know how to tie their shoes.
So it's an idea that should be pushed back on. The great thing about this new social media age is that you can see how unqualified most of these people are in real time.
I wouldn't hire these people to walk my dog without five character references.
Anyway...the experts, doing expert things. Wonders never cease.