Who is better qualified to determine if an artist is talented? Is it the individual that defines themselves a journalist, or is it the one who considers themselves a music enthusiast or aficionado?
The word Journalist is used to describe someone a person who writes for newspapers, magazines, or news websites or prepares news to be broadcast. They often keep a journal to keep track of specific activities that they encounter. There have been some very popular journalists in my day. Those that are alive and still reporting on the news, and then some that have passed away with historic subjects, topics and events. There are also some journalists trained to embellish, falsify, and dramatize news to increase ratings.