The media pays its respects to JFK: 50 stories after 50 years

Fifty years following the late president’s assassination, the world stops to reflect back at the life and the man who was John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

On Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas while riding through the city’s Dealey Plaza. If you pay any attention to the news, it would be almost impossible not to have known today’s 50th anniversary was coming.

With the image of his now-infamous midnight blue Lincoln limousine forever ingrained in U.S. history, the media world has been almost obsessive in publishing reflections on the late commander-in-chief as we mark a half-century since his assassination.

Rather than merely add to the seemingly endless sea of stories already out there with our own take or a recapping of conspiracy theories, we’ve compiled 50 of the most interesting posts we came across that offer insight into more than the assassination and its repercussions, but also into JFK, the man.

1. JFK’s deeply perceptive Harvard application essay

2. Senator who investigated JFK assassination: ‘American journalism never followed up on that story’

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