How the JFK Tragedy Created a 50-Year Love Affair with Newspapers

By: Howard Finberg | Poynter

Much will be written (spoken, televised, blogged) about where we older folks were when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963. Like most of my peers I was in a classroom. I remember that moment.

However, what I really remember about that very terrible weekend was how newspapers became a central focus of my life, an affair that has lasted for 50 years. I learned the power of the printed page and the excitement of a big news event.

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