How Would Journalists Report the Story of JFK’s Assassination Today? Very Differently.

By: Melinda Henneberger | The Washington Post

President Kennedy was assassinated in a media age so different from our own that Peggy Simpson, who worked in the Associated Press’s Dallas bureau, began the day he died by getting her hair done. That’s because “at my bureau chief’s insistence, I’d gotten a date with a state legislator so I could get in a closed-to-the-press dinner [Gov. John] Connally was putting on that night. That was the way he planned to cover it.’’

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