Surrounded by the flow of information
Around, above and below, visitors to the Great Hall of News are surrounded by a continuous flow of news. Instant, breaking, historic news that is uncensored, diverse and free.
The Story of News
This gallery tells the timeless story of news, of many voices struggling to be heard, and of the people and machines that spread that news.
Sitting in the Hot Seat
News breaks, and a deadline is looming. Can you prepare a complete, timely and accurate report? The Interactive Newsroom gives visitors a chance to play the role of a reporter or photographer.
Chronicling an Attack on America
This gallery explores the horrendous events of Sept. 11, 2001, and the extraordinary challenges that faced the journalists trying to report the news to a shaken nation and world.
Getting the News Electronically
As technologies improved, the speed of news increased. First there was radio, carrying the sound of news simultaneously to thousands of listeners over long distances. Television and the Internet added impact.
Award-Winning Images and Photographers Who Took Them
This gallery features the most comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs ever assembled as well as interviews with many of the photographers.
A Barrier That Couldn't Block Information
The Berlin Wall was strong enough to stop a tank, but it couldn't stop news from getting into East Germany by word of mouth, smuggled messages or radio and television.
45 Words of Freedom
News and Press Freedom Around the Globe
Every day, journalists around the world face intimidation, censorship and perilous conditions. Journalists have been harassed, attacked and imprisoned simply for asking a question or reporting facts.
A Look at the Cornerstones of Freedom
Freedom has always been the key to open, enlightened societies. The books and documents in this display are some of the cornerstones of freedom.
Front Pages From Across America and Around the World
More than 700 newspapers transmit their front pages electronically to the Newseum every day. Up to 80 are enlarged and printed for display in this gallery — among them one from every state and the District of Columbia as well as a sampling of international newspapers.
A Dangerous Profession
Journalists throughout the world face peril every day. Hundreds have died covering wars or other dangerous assignments, and many others have been targeted for murder in retaliation for their reporting.
In this gallery the Newseum mounts exhibits that explore compelling topics and issues in more depth. Here are fresh takes on important news events, news-related anniversaries and emerging media trends.
America’s Main Street
This terrace offers a panoramic view of one of the most famous streets in the United States. The exhibit rail tells the rich history of the events that played a role in shaping Pennsylvania Avenue, the site of presidential parades and funeral processions, joyful celebrations and raucous demonstrations.
Ethical Dilemmas in Journalism
In the Ethics Center, interactive kiosks allow you to tackle real-life reporting dilemmas and see how journalists and other visitors responded. Or, you can challenge your friends to a fast-paced game on media ethics.
A 3-D Social Network
The HP New Media Gallery blends the latest in digital technology with the Newseum's critically acclaimed multimedia expertise to place visitors at the center of the news revolution. Five groundbreaking interactives and two video presentations illustrate the evolution and progression of global media.
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