The Difference between a journalist and a Facebook-Instagram world “journalist”

Could not help but notice as I read an article by a young self-proclaimed “foodie” “journalist”:

Old school reporter (including for food beat):
Who what when where why how
Focus on the story, make the subject shine
Submit to editor, see print
 
Post 2012 (in the world of Facebook and Instagram):
What when where
Who
Insert large picture with who
Insert one sentence on why who is da who/man of the hour
Gush on who
Gush on how great Who’s food is (even if you’ve never eaten at his restaurant)
Call who “my friend” even if you’ve just met, along with 700 people at the event where you got this photo taken
Insert irrelevant personal opinion (such as why da who matters to you, even if the world couldn’t care less and this has no relevance to story), preferably name-dropping other da who’s
Insert humble brag
Insert “said to me” as many times as possible (instead of just “said”)
Where why how
Ramble, add more irrelevant opinion
Submit to editor, see print
Post on Facebook and tag people until FB doesn’t allow it anymore
Make sure to tag da who and gush when he/she replies even if it’s just his PR that replied for him
Make sure to tag organizers and PR
Post on Instagram with #blessed #ilovemyjob
Call yourself a “journalist” (while real journalists cringe)
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Yes, I’m old school.
Yes, I’m old.
Yes, I had to post this because the article of the young “journalist” made me cringe.

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