What was your first job as a journalist?
I guess that depends on what you consider a "job." Either the high school paper, or a summer gig at the local paper, The Cody Enterprise.
What does it mean to be a journalist?
To give people insight about their communities (and lose sleep doing it). The best have a passion for storytelling and truth seeking.
What tools and software do you use to do your job?
Too many web tools to name. Also: Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, Excel, Canon gear, pens and paper.