Warren paper in Newseum JFK exhibit

The actions of newspaper editors in Warren 50 years ago caught the attention this year of the experts at the Newseum – news museum – in Washington, D.C.

One of three exhibits marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy currently on display at the Newseum is entitled “Three Shots Were Fired.”

That exhibit includes about 20 front pages from the Friday, Nov. 22, and Saturday, Nov. 23, 1963, editions of newspapers from across the nation.

One of those is the Warren Times-Mirror.

“When selecting papers for exhibits we try to show a range of headlines and images from a variety of states and publications,” Newseum Media Relations Manager Jonathan Thompson said.

In an era when most papers were strictly black and white, the Times-Mirror used a bold color for the headline of the assassination story.

“I think the bright red ink on this page is particularly eye-catching,” Thompson said.

The JFK exhibit will be on display through Jan. 5, 2014. The edition of the Times-Mirror will then go to the Newseum archive.

“The paper is a gift of a gentleman by the name of Craig Klose,” Thompson said. “Gifts and donations are the lifeblood of the Newseum’s newspaper and artifacts collection and many of the items featured in our exhibits come to us by way of generous donors.”

Items that are on loan from other institutions will be returned.

The 250,000 square-foot museum located between the White House and the U.S. Capitol on Pennsylvania Avenue, “offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits.”

Its mission is to educate the public “about the value of a free press in a free society and telling the stories of the world’s important events in unique and engaging ways.”

About one million people visit the newseum each year.