American Press earns recognition from Newseum for JFK cover

By By Crystal Stevenson / American Press

Every morning, the Newseum Institute in

Washington, D.C., showcases the front pages of more than 800 newspapers

from around

the world both on its website — — and in a digital

exhibit in its museum. For Friday’s edition, the institute

took it a step further and chose the top 10 front pages from

across the world for the anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s

assassination. The American Press was one of them.

“Fifty years ago today, President John

F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. Today’s front pages keep his

memory alive with

stirring stories and moving images,” John Powell wrote in his

announcement of the institute’s top 10 honorees. “From Dublin

to Dallas, from Hyannis, Mass., to Hutchinson, Kan., newspapers

pay tribute to one of America’s most unforgettable presidents.

Louisiana’s American Press asks readers to reflect on where they were when they first heard the news.”

Other newspapers recognized by the

institute were the Irish Times in Dublin; The Hutchinson News,

Hutchinson, Kan.; Cape Cod

Times, Hyannis, Miss.; The Standard-Times, New Bedford, Mass.;

Reno Gazette-Journal, Reno, Nev.; The Vindicator, Youngstown,

Ohio; The Dallas Morning News, Dallas; Longview News-Journal,

Longview, Texas; and Victoria Advocate, Victoria, Texas.

“I appreciate all of the hard work from Donna Price, our graphic artist, who designed the front-page package for Friday,”

publisher Tom Shearman said. “And the many talented people at the American Press who put tremendous thought and talent into each day’s editions.”

The American Press

is also featured daily on the website’s “Today’s Front Pages” gallery,

which gives visitors to the museum and those surfing

online an up-close look at the day’s news on front pages from

every state, the District of Columbia and countries around the



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