A Healthy Dose of News

Visitors to Washington DC now have an added attraction to look forward to – the Newseum.  Located on historic Pennsylvania Avenue, the newly-opened (April 2008)  news museum offers an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits.

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The Facade of Newseum, featuring a 74-foot high marble engraving of the US First Amendment( partly seen on the left)

Among favorite exhibits are:

  • The Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery, a comprehensive collection of prize-winning photographs,
  • The News Corp. News History Gallery, where 500 years of newspaper front pages create a timeline in history,
  • The Berlin Wall Gallery, where visitors can stand beneath eight 12-foot-tall concrete sections of the original wall and a three-story guard tower.
  • The museum has the mission of providing a forum where the media and the public can gain a better understanding of each other.Maybe, the dose of the same medicine can be prescribed to other countries as well?

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