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How Newspapers Covered Lincoln's Assassination in 1865

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As word spread on April 14, 1865 that President Abraham Lincoln had been shot while attending a performance there with his wife at Ford's Theatre, newspapers scrambled to provide the latest details to their readers. The initial shooting, followed by his death, played out on the front pages of the national press the following morning. The papers continued to issue new editions — a relatively new method enabled by printing press technology — as the hunt for his assassin John Wilkes Booth played out. The New York Herald, the nation's most widely read newspaper at the time, was one of the first outlets to report that Lincoln had been shot. Over 18 hours, the paper published an unprecedented seven editions providing updates on the president's condition. Today, the Smithsonian's Newseum is displaying all of those editions, including a recently discovered 8:45 a.m. “extra” that was one of the first newspapers to report the president’s death. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/WICcUGmF4ws/ http://www.wochit.com
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