Resourcefulness. Resourcefulness is all about using the materials you acquire and using them in an ingenious way. At the Foothill Dragon Press you are allowed the use of a camera and you have a pencil and paper and people to interview, but you have to resourceful and figure out which people would be the best to interview, what questions will get the information out in the open, and using your brain to manipulate the information into something accurate and interesting.
This character trait is very important in Journalism because you have to constantly update your opinions and schemas and think outside the box in every way possible.
Anyone can write, but can they write thoughtfully, clearly, and humorously? Use your tools wisely, and avoid functional fixedness.
I am forced to be resourceful in every single article that I write, no exceptions. A conventional story is a boring one.
Rights and Responsibilities
The First Amendment gives Americans the right to freedom of speech, religion, press, and the right to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Journalists are required to tell the truth and inform the public.