I don't remember whether I had Latin or math or biology that period. For sure, none of us knew, then, that we were living through one of the defining moments of 20th century American history. At 2:30, there was static on the PA and the room hushed. The principal, trying unsuccessfully to keep his voice calm, said, "President Kennedy is dead. I'm sorry ... School is dismissed."
Peter Martyn has been Deputy Foreign Editor, a news editor and a copy editor at the Toronto Star, a copy editor at CBCNews.ca, a news editor and copy editor at the Toronto Sun, and a reporter and editor at several Ontario community papers. A specialist in the news industry’s transition to online multimedia and digital multiplatform delivery, he has a Masters from Carleton University, and has taught at Humber and the University of Guelph-Humber since 2007 and in Sheridan’s Canadian Journalism for Internationally Trained Writers program. He’s also driven from the Northwest Territories to the Beagle Channel. And back.
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