Ok i goofed. What I meant to say is that I do, do mostly sports, but am trying to get more int photojournalism. Even though I have been away from photography for a few years I strongly feel that my talents could do more good in the photojournalism world vs the sports world. and while i am don't have lots of cash for the 1D mkII/N the 5D would be a great place to start untill I could get enough work to make purchasing the 1D more justifiable.
I used to work as a photog for a major West Coast newspaper. Photojournalism, as practiced by a newspaper, is all about sports. Be aware that approx. one third of your assignments will be a sporting event.
The N is designed for news. Nothing finer. You won't visually see a significant difference in IQ between the 20D/30D, 5D and N up to an 8x10 (even then any difference is minimal).