Re-creating history: Times tweets JFK’s last two days

Through a dedicated Twitter account, @RealTimeJFK, I chronicled President John F. Kennedy’s trip to Texas and final day in real time as events would have occurred 50 years ago on Nov. 21-22, 1963.

Read the Storify here. 

Other links related to this project:

Storify: reactions to @realtimeJFK

Gatehouse Newsroom: Cape Cod Times reporter live-tweets JFK’s trip to Dallas

Poynter: Media organizations taking new look at old news

GOP open, unions not to Gov. Pat Quinn’s ‘bold’ pension reforms

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Gov. Pat Quinn proposed an ambitious plan Friday to bring Illinois out of its $83 billion pension funding hole, but he still needs the buy-in of the General Assembly and labor unions, not to mention a constitutional blessing, to make it a reality. Read more.

Storify: reactions to Gov. Quinn’s pension plan.

Scott Walker touts Wisconsin’s financial successes in Illinois

Associated Press photo

SPRINGFIELD ­— On the day the Illinois Legislature reconvened for the remainder of its spring session, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker used the state’s deepening financial quagmire as proof positive that his controversial actions in the last year have benefited the Badger State. Read more.

Video: Unions protest before Scott Walker speaks in Springfield

Video: Skip Trotter reacts to Gov. Scott Walker’s speech

Video: Labor rep: Scott Walker’s policies won’t fly in Illinois

Blog post: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker met with cheers, anger in Springfield

Blog post: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in Springfield; protests planned

Rockford union members join protesters in Madison

MADISON, Wis. — As snow fell steadily over the capital Saturday, firefighters from Madison and surrounding towns gathered at the main fire station and huddled against the cold.

In a few minutes, they, their families and other supporters — including firefighters from Beloit and Janesville — would line up five abreast and follow the lead of a drum and bagpipe corps through the downtown streets to the Statehouse. They would march through the Capitol building to the fanatic cheers of their fellow union faithful, tens of thousands of whom converged on Mad City to protest Gov. Scott Walker’s budget bill and its union-related measures. Read more.

Read my tweets from the event here.