In an increasing number of help wanted ads there is the requirement that the applicant be a "news junkie." Immediately, you get it: This person is only going to be successful, if hired, in a very limited field of expertise. That's reporting online on breaking news. Those placing the ads usually aren't the big guns like Business Insider (BI) or Gawker. They don't have to: The top news junkies come to them, begging to work.
Instead, the organizations are likely startups which advertise themselves as the next BI. That means two things. One, they are startups in a glut niche. Two, they probably won't get anywhere. They're imitating, not innovating. BI got somewhere because it differentiated itself from what was already there. It didn't aim to be another Gawker.
Becoming a news junkie also has a serious negative side effect. Those obsessed with catching the news aren't focusing on identifying and developing other marketable skills. That shuts them out of lots of categories of work.