German journalists in the USA do not travel because they have everything they need: They have an office and a computer. They have google. And three newspapers. Also they have only two hours every day. So a professional journalist does not travel. Exceptions are when a company invites you. Then you may travel, but only if they pay for everything and the hotel is really good.
Clearly some jouralists are confused. Some are not professional. Some are not even German.
Here is an example of what you should NOT do as a journalist. It is done by an unprofessional “journalist”. I think he is dutch.
If I would like to know what people think, I just think what they think – and then I write it. Also I make sure to add what I think. I am a professional journalist. Yours: Hansfritz