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Journalist Deaths Hit High In 2012, Report Says

Steve Inskeep reports on new numbers from the International Press Institute, which says 2012 has been the deadliest year for journalists since it started keeping track in 1997.
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Op-Ed: Superman, Give Newspapers Another Chance

After more than 70 years in the business, Superman quit his day job at Metropolis' newspaper, The Daily Planet. In issue No.13 of the comic, Clark Kent, fed up with criticism from his editor and the paper's owner, quits in front of the entire news room. Columnist Connie Schultz offers advice to the Man of Steel.
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Hollywood Paper Apologizes For '47 Blacklist Support

Host Rachel Martin speaks to W.R. Wilkerson III about the infamous 1947 Hollywood Blacklist. Wilkerson is the son of Billy Wilkerson, who was publisher of The Hollywood Reporter from 1930 to 1962 and supported the blacklist through the trade paper. Wilkerson III has written a formal apology for his father's role in the controversy 65 years later.
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Elmo Puppeteer Resigns; Calls Sex Allegations A 'Distraction'

Kevin Clash has denied he had a sexual relationship when his accuser was still a boy. But there's word today of a second such allegation. Sesame Workshop says Clash has "concluded that he can no longer be effective in his job."
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Charges Filed Against Murdoch Editors Accused Of Paying Officials For Information

The charges are on top of those against many of the same people stemming from the scandal over the hacking of the phones of crime victims, celebrities and members of the royal family.
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Son Of Founder Of 'Hollywood Reporter' Apologizes For Hollywood Blacklist

W.R. Wilkerson III is apologizing for the trade paper's role in what he calls "Hollywood's holocaust," the blacklist that destroyed the careers of those accused of communist sympathies.
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Manassas Daily 'News & Messenger' Shuts Down

Manassas, Va. is about to lose its daily newspaper that's been in publication for more than 140 years.

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