Previously, I commented that reporters are rather bad at understanding things in writing (including their own newspapers)
, preferring to interview an ignoramus than read a page from an expert. As it turns out, that is consistent with their own view of their profession:
it requires no expertise, no experience, no knowledge, though such things are a "plus."
Now I'm looking to get rid of the delusion that reportage requires a college education, or a grad school of its own: by its own expectations, nothing of the sort is needed. A good high school education should do it.