Snapshots: First visit to the Newseum

Images from inside the world’s only museum dedicated to news and the promotion of free speech, taken in Sept 2015.

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More than seven million people have visited the Newseum since opening in Washington’s Pennsylvania Avenue in 2008.
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The Newseum’s seven levels of exhibits include 15 galleries and 15 theaters. One of the most memorable exhibits is the 9/11 Gallery featuring the broadcast antennae from the top of the World Trade Center (see above).
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The words of Allen H. Neuharth, Newseum founder.
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In the news in the 1960s.
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The delightful Nadine Boonzaaier, of Namibia, and Asseto Ouedraogo, of Burkina Faso, being photographed by Chealsea Rosendale in front of the ‘Front Pages’ wall.
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The Newseum’s Journalists Memorial pays tribute to journalists who have died reporting the news.
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Images of reporters, photographers and broadcasters who have died reporting the news.
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A visitor in front of a gallery of newspaper front pages showing how the world’s media covered the attacks on the World Trade Center.
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Look ma, I’m on TV.
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News of the Civil Rights marches of the 1960s.
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News from 2010.
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The Guardian reporter Martha Gellhorn’s press card. She reported in Vietnam from 1966 to 1967.
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A news helicopter from KXAS-TV Dallas hanging in the rotunda of the Newseum.
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Editorial cartoons from the early 2000s on display at the Newseum.
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True. Former US President Richard M. Nixon knew his people.
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A gallery of newspaper front pages from the day after the attack on the World Trade Centre.
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A piece of the damaged Pentagon wall following the 9/11 attack.
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There’s an entire section dedicated to how the New York Herald reported on President Abe Lincoln’s assassination.
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The news revolution documented in detail.
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The rise of new media.
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On the Newseum balcony. On the left is the Canadian Embassy.

 

 

 

 

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