LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman watches as his company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange in May. Despite the global economic uncertainty, tech companies held steady on Wall Street. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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"We are entering a golden age of journalism," says David Carr of The New York Times. "I look at my backpack ... and it contains more journalistic firepower than the entire newsroom that I walked into 30-40 years ago."

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Tokyo Electric Power Co. officials and Japanese journalists look at the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi plant in November. International media swarmed to cover the problems at the plant, but coverage died down before interest did. David Guttenfelder/AP hide caption

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Audience members listen to Texas Gov. Rick Perry at a campaign meet and greet in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. In an article in The Atlantic, a University of Iowa professor resurfaced the question of Iowa's importance in the presidential race, pointing out ways Iowa does not accurately represent the U.S. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images hide caption

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Photographer Moises Saman captured this shot of two activists in Hama, Syria. Saman and journalist Anthony Shadid entered the city for several days last July. The rest of Saman's images can be found here. Moises Saman /The New York Times hide caption

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Newt Gingrich speaks Monday at Global Security Services in Davenport, Iowa. Despite falling poll numbers, Gingrich says he will avoid negative campaigning. Chris Carlson/Associated Press hide caption

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At the national release of "AC/DC The Wine" in Melbourne, varieties included Back in Black Shiraz, Highway to Hell Cabernet Sauvignon and You Shook Me All Night Long Moscato. William West/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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