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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 1969 photo, Conrad Fink is shown in Madison, Wis. Fink, a longtime University of Georgia journalism professor and former Associated Press executive, has died in Athens at age 80. E. Culpepper Clark, dean of the university's journalism school, confirmed to The AP that Fink died early Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 after battling prostate cancer for two decades. Fink had taught at UGA since 1983. Clark said he "was inimitable and is irreplaceable." In training a generation of Georgia journalists, Fink brought to the classroom 20 years of real-world experience from his service as a foreign correspondent in southeast Asia and as vice president for The AP. His AP career spanned 1957 to 1977. (AP Photo/File)

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UGA professor, former AP executive Fink dies at 80

Conrad Fink, who taught generations of young journalists at the University of Georgia after a career as a foreign correspondent and executive for The Associated Press, died Saturday in Athens, Ga., at age 80.


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