Videomaker - Get Real, Get Paid: Work for a Newspaper - A fast paced, overview of career opportunities in the newspaper business.
News, sports and entertainment reporters reveal what they love about their jobs: the freedom (the pace is dictated by what's going on, not by a time clock), variety and excitement (you could be at a political demonstration or next to a burning building), importance (sometimes it's your job to right a wrong) and the chance to meet all kinds of people (from local athletes to Larry Bird).
Interviews with a photographer, graphic artist, cartoonist and others highlight that there are many additional roles involved in producing a paper - from designing and selling ads to running the presses. The advice from these professionals is to be true to your interests. Education and experience are important, but the passion to do the job is what makes you successful.