What do William Randolph Hearst, Benjamin Franklin, Tom Wolf, Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein and Walter Cronkite have in common? They were all on Celebrity Apprentice at the same time.
You can reach a high level of fame as a journalist. Blow the lid off a conspiracy and you could go down in history. Obviously, most journalists do not reach the same level of fame that would constitute their name being emblazoned on a prize like Joseph Pulitzer. However, you could do quite well for yourself.
How do you become famous? Tell the truth or at least a version that most people will agree to. Report news stories that no one is talking about. In the case of Woodward and Bernstein, these two men investigated the Watergate scandal in 1972, which led to the impeachment of President Richard Nixon. Their main drive was to report a well-researched story. In the end, their journalism skills helped them achieve something that many people at that time wanted to achieve (impeach the president or tell the truth).
You can't be famous without the skills. Without the fame, you can't change the world. Without changing the world, you can't go down in history. If you want fame, work on your journalism chops.