Welcome young communications/journalism major from those of us in alt-media, the blogosphere, and the myriad channels beyond.
You are most fortunate, young padawan in having entered a profession that bears many privileges. Once you achieve minimal fame, petty concerns like legality and morality shall be of far less concern to you than the average mortal - for though you should sensibly remain somewhat concerned about such matters, the powers that be will most often be more hesitant to torment you for your faux pas than they would a mere peon of the state. After all, look at David Gregory...
As our exemplar demonstrates, however, there are some laws - that no matter how especially special you may become due to fame fortune or journalistic status - that just won't respect your specialness. Physical laws, for instance.
When a whole bunch of hillside (or water, or steaming lava, or snowy mountainside) is rolling on past, no matter how peaceable it looks...don't step out in the middle of it.
Press credentials also aren't a terribly effective shield against natural disaster, gun (or any projectile, really) fire or very large angry people carrying scary big sticks with nails driven through them.
That will be all.