Remember that most so called tech journalists and news sites use Wordpress for the CMS and it chokes on Unicode so they need to use ASCII Text Editors, so for them Office doesn't mean anything. At the launch event most of the press had iPads or MacBook Air laptops and all were typing away using ASCII text editors :| Even Mary Jo stated she uses notepad for most of her work.
I guess I'm thinking about the academic fields, then, which is where 90% of my writing/editing has been. Journalism, to me, isn't even a legitimate work industry anymore because it's mostly just glorified amateur blogging. Hm, I'm in the mood to watch Good Night, and Good Luck again.