In a 4.9 Politico piece, columnist Michael Calderone reviews how “legacy publications are recruiting and lavishly rewarding a new breed of journalist” who “offers an edgy style and expertise in a particular field but has never spent a day covering cops or courts or county boards — traditionally the rungs of the ladder all reporters had to climb.”
Calderone also quotes Daily Dish columnist Andrew Sullivan, to wit: “I think this is the way forward for what was once called old media. Voices matter. Trust in the old media brands is largely over. Everything has an individual character or [it] dies.”
I don’t think it’s stretching the point in the slightest to say that this same rule applies in the coverage of Hollywood and entertainment.