At first glance at the pyramid, the character trait that stuck out to me the most was integrity. Without integrity, what are we as journalists? Our honesty is destroyed, and we twist facts, stories, and wording to our own personal advantage. There would be no truth, no cooperation with others, no tradition, and most importantly, according to the pyramid, we would have no reputation, because our morals would be so twisted, deformed, and pretty much non-existent.
Several times during the school year, I have been tempted to slightly twist the facts of a piece in order to get the story I wanted. Fortunately, I resisted that temptation, and wrote the article and it’s facts in complete honesty and truth. Another aspect that can compromise integrity in the Opinion Section, is twisting your own words to please others. Luckily, I have never compromised my honesty in a certain subject, and therefore, have kept, and strengthened my integrity.