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Stop the Presses

Winston Cavin, a self-proclaimed "newsaholic," has always wanted to be a journalist. After working as a copy clerk while attending high school in 1970, Cavin pursued his passion at the University of North Carolina and embarked upon a long, successful news career.

In the 34th year of his career, Cavin was forced to give up his news addiction. Amidst reports about North Carolina having the 5th highest unemployment rate in the United States, The (Raleigh) News and Observer announced in March 2009 that it would lay off about 27 fulltime positions in The N&O newsroom.

Now Cavin, 56, must reinvent himself. Trading in the newsroom for the classroom, Cavin hopes to inspire future journalists to save the sinking industry that threw him overboard.

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