A journalist is also kind of an "expert" who knows or should know everything about the stuff he does. He went to university and studied his profession as well. So what's your point?A plumber is kind of an "expert" who knows or should know everything about the stuff he does. He went to school, learned all technical terms and for that knowledge he gets paid for. Not only that, since he passed that school you also have some kind of insurance that the work he does will actually help you to get rid of your plumbing problem.
Since everyone can do that, why don't you just apply at the New York Times and get yourself a nice, relaxed and easy job as a journalist?A journalist usually only gathers informations from other sources (which I often times can also visit) and sums them up or re-writes them in his own words, to be able to publish it on his own site. Yet anyone can do that and you actually see that anyone can do it because there can be up to 500 sites informing about the one same thing.
Yeah, everyone can write some lines. However, that doesn't make them a journalist.