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Journalist killed in Northern Ireland seen as rising star

(CNN)Lyra McKee, the young investigative journalist shot dead during violence in Northern Ireland on Thursday, had been widely viewed as a rising star within the industry.McKee's reporting and writing, inextricably linked to the volatile period of history in which she grew up, had led to international recognition and a high-profile book deal. "McKee's passion is to dig into topics that others don't care about," Forbes magazine wrote in 2016, naming the journalist as one of the "30 Under 30" talents to watch in the media.Laura Hassan, editorial director at Faber & Faber, said McKee had a "knack of engaging the head and the heart" when announcing the publisher's two-book deal with the writer in April 2018. "I think Lyra McKee has a long and ...
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