Social Community Editor at The Huffington Post
New York, New York
Any area of journalism that has "news" will also probably have "breaking news" -- From Tech and Politics to Entertainment and Crime. Even Science can have breaking news.
Because the first place news breaks is usually on social media, social media editors are also very involved with breaking news reporting.
So, basically any kind of journalism will have its high-adrenaline moments during breaking news. These moments can be really exhilarating if you're the kind of person who thrives in high-stress, fast-paced work.
Lifestyle journalism, however, like Travel or Parenting, is much less likely to deal with breaking news. Editors in this area of journalism are likely to spend more time working on "evergreen" stories that aren't time sensitive.
I've worked in journalism for almost 3 years now, and there's almost never a dull moment. But I think how exciting you find a particular area of journalism depends on what your interests are, and your personality-type. Do you like to spend a few days deep-diving into a story, interviewing lots of people, and analyzing ideas, mostly on your own? Or do you like to work closely with others, getting just the facts, under the pressure of quick turnarounds and deadlines?