Newseum: Interactive News

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by the CTL’s Laurie Hansen.]

If you’ll be in Washington, D.C. this summer, The Newseum looks like an awesome place to visit:  “A 250,000-square-foot museum of news — offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits.” Executive Director and Senior Vice President Joe Urschel boasts that the Newseum is “educational, inspirational and a whole lot of fun.”

And if you can’t travel to D.C., perhaps you’ll enjoy the Newseum’s Youtube Channel, online educational resources or this cool interactive news map which includes over 800 front pages spanning over 80 countries.  However, use caution when viewing because the Newseum “displays these daily newspaper front pages in their original, unedited form. Some front pages may contain material that is objectionable to some visitors. Viewer discretion is advised.”


3 responses to “Newseum: Interactive News

  1. Oh, I would get all weepy in the newspaper exhibit!

    I broke down and cried during the closing credits sequence in “State of Play.” Have you seen that sequence? Amazing, beautiful, tear-inducing for any freelance writer or journalist over 35.

  2. PS: The movie was pretty great, too. But that closing credits sequence!

    I just remembered: AWP is in DC in 2011! Woot! Maybe I can visit the Newseum then!

  3. Karrie,

    I have not seen “State of Play” but I just watched the trailer – looks suspenseful! It is now on my list of movies to watch. (Thanks for the tissue advisory!)

    I hope you get to the Newseum when you are in DC!


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