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Cynthia Tucker Reflects On Opinion Journalism

After more than 20 years as a columnist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Pulitzer Prize-winner Cynthia Tucker left to become a visiting professor at the University of Georgia. She edited the editorial page for the paper for eight years until she was reassigned as a political columnist.
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L.A. Woman Files Suit Against Honda

When Heather Peters of Los Angeles bought a 2006 Civic Hybrid, she was told the car would get 50 miles per gallon. But, the car never got more than 42 miles per gallon on its best day, she says — and only 30 miles per gallon after a system upgrade. She declined an offer to join a class-action suit brought by similarly frustrated Civic Hybrid owners, and she is now suing the automaker Honda in a California small claims court — asking for $10,000. Melissa Block speaks with Andrea Chang of the Los Angeles Times, who's been covering the story.
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Iowa Race Fit Many Convenient Story Lines For Media

ANALYSIS: The caucuses are largely an excuse for candidates to try to charm voters for the cameras, and for journalists to harass candidates, voters and the journalists' own audiences.
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The Top 20 Deadliest Countries For Journalists

For every foreign news story in 2011, there were journalists to report it. That put many journalists in dangerous situations. Guest host Jacki Lyden talks to Joel Simon of the Committee to Protect Journalists about the most dangerous places to be a journalist in 2011.
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Year In Review: Mega Tech Brands Raise Megabucks

The year 2011 was tumultuous for stocks. But that didn't scare off mega-brands in technology. Twenty-eight tech companies went public and raised more than $6 billion — a whopping 85 percent increase over 2010. Winners included LinkedIn; busts included Groupon.
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David Carr: A Media Omnivore Discusses His Diet

David Carr, who writes the Media Equation column for The New York Times, says that despite cuts, the future of journalism has never looked brighter. "I look at my backpack that is sitting here and it contains more journalistic firepower than the entire newsroom that I walked into 30-40 years ago," he says.
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The News Tip: Takeaways From 2011

2011 was a year of intense and compelling news stories: from the Arab Spring, to the nuclear disaster in Japan and the killing of Osama bin Laden. This year, media consumers did not shirk from the magnitude of the events. Instead, they embraced them.

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