A regional daily has set up a live Twitter feed to report on the assassination of American president John F. Kennedy’s assassination – 50 years on.
The South Wales Evening Post is marking today’s anniversary of the historic event by posting real-time tweets under the Twitter account @JimLehrer2 – the name of a Dallas Times-Herald reporter who covered it at the time.
The Twitter account is embedded in a story on the newspaper’s website and will bring readers the events as they happened, as if they were happening now.
South Wales Evening Post website editor Paul Turner said: “Our aim is to show in modern terms the kind of thought processes that they would have gone through trying to relay the events of this historic tragedy to the public.”
John F. Kennedy was assassinated by sniper Lee Harvey Oswald on 22 November 1963 in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas, although a host of conspiracy theories about the death continue to abound.
Today’s Tweets will record the events as they happened in US time at the equivalent UK time, so if an event happened at 10am in the US, the newspaper will tweet it at 10am UK time.
To view the live twitter feed click here.