Journalism is a very complex career… You have to be able to write, communicate, and research. Journalists have to conduct interviews, write on a deadline, fact-check information given to you by your sources, build contacts, and much more!
There are many different types of journalism paths you can pursue. Print, broadcast, and sports journalism, along with photojournalism. Many journalists need to be educated in photography, film, and writing, because the internet has evolved this industry into a multimedia trade.
Journalists need to be well-versed in social media practices because news is more prevalent and most viewed online with twitter and news sites. They also need to be unbiased (although there are some who break this rule) because their stories are going out to the world, which is made up of countless viewpoints and cultures.
If you love to write, this may be the career for you. It is a fast-paced environment and no two days are the same. Stories and headlines change every day!