I agree that I think other systems would have to be reformed for this to easily work on a large scale. Having a leader who doesn’t label journalists as “enemies of the people” is a good place to start. More broadly though it would require government, business, and society to see quality journalism as public good and not a for-profit venture.
It would also require a certain camaraderie among journalists on a larger scale to help each other gain access to the places or people that journalists need to have access too.
Anyway, I’m open to fleshing this idea out more. Thanks for the comment!