A Visit to the Newseum
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August 31st, 2008 – by: Andy99
The Newseum puts on a very impressive display. (I'd seen an earleir version of it in Arlington, VA, in the late 1990s, but this new edition far surpasses the old.) The six upper levels are arranged around a central atrium. The design allows lots of natural light in to illuminate the exhibit space. Two important exhibits focus on reporting the events of 9/11 and the role of information in the fall of the Berlin Wall.
"Today's Front Page" is displayed both outside the Newseum for passerby to see and well as in a museum gallery. (Newspapers around the USA and the world transmit their front page daily to the Newseum for display.)
In the lower level was the special exhibt "G Men and Journalists" on the soemtiemes contentious relationship between the news media and the FBI. Famous crime stories, such as the Unibomber and the Washington Sniper are on display. But, so are J. Edgar Hoover's sometime efforts to lead the media.
In the event, we spent all afternoon at the Newseum until the 5:00 p.m. closing.
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