Great for those who love writing, researching and story-telling. Must be competitive and self-motivated.You get to share knowledge/news with the world. Cons: Although the industry is is going through tough times, there is always the need for news. Approaching deadlines can cause anxiety, as well as caffeine binges. Pay isn't that great.
Get to discover some of the world's greatest secrets, uncover mysteries, bring information to the masses. "All the President's Men" is a great movie. Cons: Newspapers are dying. In this day, you should probably be a blogger.