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Alfred Balk dies at 80; journalist
Alfred Balk dies at 80; journalist

Alfred Balk, a longtime journalist who was a former editor of the Columbia Journalism Review, died Thursday of cancer at his home in Huntley, Ill., his family said. He was 80.He was editor of the Columbia Journalism Review from 1969 to 1973 and founding editor of the monthly World Press Review, where he worked from 1973 to 1986.Balk also was feature editor and editor at large at Saturday Review from 1966 to 1969 and managing editor of IEEE Spectrum, the magazine of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers from 1989 to 1991.He wrote for such publications as the Saturday Evening Post and Harper's. A 1962 Saturday Evening Post story, "Confessions of a Block-Buster," became...

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