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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The News Tip: Takeaways From 2011

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The News Tip: Beyond A Strong Brand

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Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain addresses the media on Tuesday in Arizona. Cain said he would not drop his bid for the Republicans' presidential nomination in the face of decade-old allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior. Matt York/AP hide caption

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The News Tip: Saying It's Over Doesn't Make It So

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The New York Times' move to install a pay wall in March was seen as risky, but the paper's profits and its digital subscribers are up, according to third-quarter profit reports.

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The News Tip: Don't Listen To Naysayers

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The News Corp. headquarters in New York City. The top executive of News Corp.'s Wall Street Journal Europe has resigned over accusations that the paper was involved in a scheme to inflate its circulation numbers.

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The News Tip: Hold On To Your Credibility

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers remarks during the Perspectives on Leadership Forum in California on Sept. 27. Christie has been in the spotlight recently as a possible presidential candidate. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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The News Tip: Don't Ask Them If They're Running

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Republican presidential candidates debate in California on Sept. 7. NBC's Brian Williams says a moderator's persistence can reveal which questions candidates want to avoid. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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The News Tip: Don't Get Distracted In Debates

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The News Tip: The 2012 Race Is On!

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