Newspapers: Comprehensive Coverage

By any measure, the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas was the greatest challenge ever to confront the city's newspapers. But Dallas' two dailies met it with professional skill.

The noon arrival of the President gave Dallas' afternoon paper, the Times Herald, a big advantage over the Dallas Morning News — and the Times Herald was ready to put that advantage to good use. The copy deadline had been pushed up 45 minutes, to 1:15. JFK INVADES CONSERVATIVE DALLAS LEVELS BLAST AT RIGHTIST CRITICS, read the prepared headlines. Advance stories were already in type, one on the security measures...

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