Reading is not just books. It can be the ones above.
I have met several people over the years who want to be a writer but they haven’t finished reading a book.
I have met an advertising copywriter who was excellent with ideas and words but hadn’t finished a book.
These two types of people are excellent at telling their stories. The secret is that they observe and then express themseleves in their own ways.
If you read or not, how you see, think, distil your thoughts and express it matters, I guess.