There is more to being a journalist than writing a story.
Because stories are complicated and have many moving parts that often don’t even know about one another.
If I knock on the door at some random place and start asking questions, do you figure I will get answers? Will I even get the time of day? Probably not. If I have a reputation as a reporter? Yes. Perhaps. If I am a well respected journalist? Most likely so. Anonymity gets you none of that. Being a journalist means fighting for the truth, and often that does come at a cost. But without a warrior that is willing to fight the battle courageously, Journalism will not happen, and neither will the truth be revealed.
It is easy to take one cog of the machine of reality and report “Its moving clockwise” or “It’s moving counterclockwise” That is what MSNBSC and FoxNew do respectively. But if you don’t back up enough to see the whole machine , Your stories are really just the squeaking of a belt…