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Newseum Blends High-Tech
With Historical

The Newseum — 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.

The Newseum is located at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Sixth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., on America’s Main Street between the White House and the U.S. Capitol and adjacent to the Smithsonian museums on the National Mall. The exterior’s unique architectural features include a 74-foot-high marble engraving of the First Amendment and an immense front wall of glass through which passers-by can watch the museum fulfill its mission of providing a forum where the media and the public can gain a better understanding of each other.

The Newseum features seven levels of galleries, theaters, retail spaces and visitor services. Its 14 galleries, 15 theaters, two state-of-the-art broadcast studios and dozens of interactive activities offer a unique environment that takes museumgoers behind the scenes to experience how and why news is made.

Some of our visitors' favorites include:

  • The Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery, which boasts the most comprehensive collection of prize-winning photographs.

  • The News Corp. News History Gallery, where 500 years of newspaper front pages create a timeline of history as news.

  • 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 NBC News Interactive Newsroom, which provides fun for the whole family with news-themed games and the chance to give a live report on camera.

  • "I-Witness!", a 4-D time-travel adventure movie about three inspiring journalists and their impact on history.

To plan your visit, click or call 888/NEWSEUM.

Every day, features more than 500 newspaper front pages from around the world. Click here for links to the newspapers that participate. For an archive of past recaps, visit the Today’s Front Pages Archive here.

First Amendment Center

First Amendment Center

The First Amendment Center supports the First Amendment and builds understanding of its core freedoms through education, information and entertainment.

The center serves as a forum for the study and exploration of free-expression issues, including freedom of speech, of the press and of religion, and the rights to assemble and to petition the government.

Founded by John Seigenthaler, the First Amendment Center is an operating program of the Freedom Forum and is associated with the Newseum and the Diversity Institute. The center has offices in the John Seigenthaler Center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., and at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

The center’s programs provide education and information to the public and groups including First Amendment scholars and experts, educators, government policy makers, legal experts and students. The center is nonpartisan and does not lobby or litigate.

The center’s website,, is one of the most authoritative sources of news, information and commentary in the nation on First Amendment issues. It features daily updates on news about First Amendment-related developments, as well as information and detailed reports about U.S. Supreme Court cases involving the First Amendment, and commentary, analysis and special reports involving free expression, press freedom and religious-liberty issues.

About Journalist Memorial
Newseum Journalists Memorial
The Journalists Memorial, located in the Newseum in Washington, D.C., pays tribute to reporters, photographers and broadcasters who have died reporting the news. The names of 2,156 individuals from around the world are etched on the glass panels of the soaring, two-story structure.

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