Find out what it takes to be a journalist with character... Journalists have many career areas from which to choose. Some of the most common include: •News reporter; •Editor; •Investigative reporter; •Magazine writer; •Freelance writer; and •Foreign correspondent. Most employers in this field require experience as well as education, and equally important is character. Without the core qualities of a good character, journalists' work does not benefit those it serves. That's why journalists need: Integrity to report a story accurately... Compassion and respect for human beings who need their stories told... And courage to face dangerous situations and withstand pressure. Journalists have the power to fight injustice, ignorance, poverty, and prejudice. Journalist will show you how.