It's Day 2 of Pres. Kennedy's Texas trip. Today he'll speak to the Ft. Worth Chamber of Commerce, then to Dallas for lunch at Trade Mart. — JFK in Dallas (@RealTimeJFK) November 22, 2013The news today, in many parts of the country, is about something that happened in Dallas 50 years ago. But now, the retelling of JFK's assassination is unfolding in a way quite different than it did then -- through social media.
After Dallas, it's Austin for a legislative reception at the governor's mansion, then another reception before the evening fundraiser. — JFK in Dallas (@RealTimeJFK) November 22, 2013The Cape Cod Times started its two-day project Thursday, tweeting out events from 50 years ago at the times when they happened. The paper also has a cache of stories about the Kennedy family on its site, with reader memories, a story about Kennedy's local church, and the news photographer who covered him.
Then it's off to VP Johnson's ranch, about 50 miles west of Austin in the hill country, for a quiet weekend before returning to Washington. — JFK in Dallas (@RealTimeJFK) November 22, 2013(more...)
"Journalists are routinely being denied the right to photograph or videotape the President while he is performing his official duties. As surely as if they were placing a hand over a journalist’s camera lens, officials in this administration are blocking the public from having an independent view of important functions of the Executive Branch of government.”The National Press Photographers Association also put its name to the protest. “Media organizations including NPPA have been keeping track of all the times on the president’s schedule when something has been marked ‘private,’ or when there’s been a news lid issued by the Press Office, only to find a White House photograph from the event show up a short time later on its official Web site," NPPA General Counsel Mickey Osterreicher said. (more...)
Proud to be joining @McGuireWoods as senior manager, media relations. Fired up and ready for a new challenge with a great firm!— Bob Lewis (@APBobLewis) November 6, 2013
Update: A third AP employee was fired for involvement in an erroneous story about Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, the Huffington Post and Politico reported Tuesday. Politico named editor Norman Gomlak as the staffer who was dismissed Monday along with … Read more
This Associated Press didn’t quite identify these protesters correctly:
In an Oct. 10 story about protesters dumping bags of cash in a Senate office building, The Associated Press misidentified in the headlines the people who were protesting and arrested. The protesters were critics of seed giant Monsanto and its role in genetically modified food production. They were not hemp activists.
Hat tip to Greg Mitchell.
"The initial alert moved on AP's Virginia state wire at 9:45 p.m.," AP spokesperson Paul Colford wrote in an email. "The story was withdrawn one hour and 38 minutes later. That was an hour and 38 minutes too long." (more...)
The error was mine and I take responsibility for it. http://t.co/2tGpw7Ye0n— Bob Lewis (@APBobLewis) October 10, 2013