John S. and James L. Knight

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Knight Studio, Knight Studio on Pennsylvania Avenue and Knight Conference Center - $25 million
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation promotes journalism excellence worldwide and invests in the vitality of U.S. communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. Since 1950, Knight Foundation has made more than $454 million in grants to support journalism.

Leonore and Walter Annenberg (Douglas Kirkland)

The Annenberg Foundation

Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater, $15 million

The Annenberg Foundation is the successor corporation to the Annenberg School at Radnor, Penn., established in 1958 by Walter H. Annenberg. It exists to advance the public well-being through improved communication. As the principal means of achieving its goal, the foundation encourages the development of more effective ways to share ideas and knowledge. Walter H. Annenberg (1908-2002) enjoyed a distinguished career as a publisher, broadcaster, diplomat and philanthropist. Leonore Annenberg (1918-2009) was president and chairman of the Annenberg Foundation. She was chief of protocol for the United States during Ronald Reagan’s presidency.

Arthur Sulzberger Jr.
Chairman and Publisher
The New York Times Co.

The New York Times – Ochs-Sulzberger Family

The New York Times–Ochs-Sulzberger Family Great Hall of News, $10 million

The New York Times Company, a media company with 2010 revenues of $2.4 billion, publishes The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe and 15 other daily newspapers. Over the years, The New York Times Company's properties have been awarded many journalism awards, including 132 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other news organization. Along with the Times Co., Arthur O. Sulzberger and his sisters, Judith P. Sulzberger (1923-2011), Ruth S. Holmberg and Marian S. Heiskell, pledged their support of the Great Hall of News.

Matt Winkler
Bloomberg News


Bloomberg, Internet, TV and Radio Gallery

Bloomberg L.P., founded by Michael R. Bloomberg in 1981, is a global information services, news and media company headquartered in New York and serving customers in more than 150 countries. The company's mission is to promote transparency in the financial markets through the Bloomberg Professional service and Bloomberg's media services. Bloomberg's media platforms include the global Bloomberg News service, the 24-hour Bloomberg Television and Bloomberg Radio services, the financial news website, Bloomberg Markets magazine and Bloomberg Press books for investment professionals.

Rupert Murdoch
Chairman and CEO
News Corporation

News Corporation

News Corporation News History Gallery, $10 million

News Corporation is a diversified international media and entertainment company with operations in filmed entertainment, television, cable network programming, direct broadcast satellite television, magazines and inserts, newspapers, book publishing and more. Among its holdings are 20th Century Fox Film, FOX Broadcasting Company, Fox News Channel, STAR TV in Asia, Sky Italia and more than 150 newspapers, including the New York Post and The Times and The Sunday Times of London.

Brian L. Roberts
Chairman and CEO
Comcast Corporation

Comcast Corporation

9/11 Gallery Sponsored by Comcast, $8 million

Comcast Corporation is a leading provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services. With 23.2 million cable customers, 16.4 million high-speed Internet customers and 8.1 million Digital Voice customers, Comcast is involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content. Comcast's content networks and investments include NBC, Bravo, E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, Sprout, TV One, 10 Comcast SportsNet networks and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet business.

Brian Greenspun
Publisher and Editor
Las Vegas Sun

The Greenspun Family of Las Vegas

Hank Greenspun Family Terrace on Pennsylvania Avenue, $7 million

H.M. "Hank" Greenspun (1909-1989) had a celebrated career as a leading public advocate and crusading founder and publisher of the Las Vegas Sun daily newspaper. Under his leadership, the Sun was one of the first newspapers to denounce the unfairness and lack of proof underlying Sen. Joe McCarthy’s accusations of communist influence in the U.S. government. His son Brian is CEO of the Greenspun Corporation and editor of the Las Vegas Sun.

Left: Jimmy Hayes, president and CEO, Cox Enterprises, Inc.; Jim Kennedy, chairman, Cox Enterprises, Inc.

Cox Enterprises

Cox Enterprises First Amendment Gallery, $6 million

Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues of nearly $15 billion and more than 66,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications, Inc. (cable television distribution, telephone, high-speed Internet access, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Manheim, Inc. (vehicle auctions, repair and certification services and web-based technology products); Cox Media Group, Inc. (television stations, digital media, newspapers, advertising sales rep firms, Valpak and Cox Radio, Inc.); and (online automotive advertising and related publications). Cox's Internet operations include

George Irish
Vice President/Eastern Director
Hearst Foundations

Hearst Corporation

Hearst Corporation Orientation Theaters, $6 million

Hearst Corporation is one of the nation's largest diversified communications companies. Its major interests span more than 175 magazines, including Cosmopolitan and O, The Oprah Magazine; 12 daily newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle and San Francisco Chronicle; 28 television stations through Hearst Television which reach a combined 18 percent of U.S. viewers; ownership in leading cable networks, including Lifetime, A&E, The History Channel and a portion of ESPN; as well as business publishing, Internet businesses, television production, newspaper features distribution and real estate.

David Westin
Former President
ABC News

ABC News

ABC News Changing Exhibits Gallery, $5 million

ABC News/Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with four business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment and consumer products. ABC News is responsible for all of the ABC Television Network's news programming on a variety of platforms: television, radio and the Internet. ABC News reaches an average audience of more than 215 million people in a given month.

Todd Bradley, Executive Vice President/Personal Systems Group

Todd Bradley
Executive Vice President/
Personal Systems Group

The Hewlett-Packard Company

The HP New Media Gallery, $5 million

HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world's largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure at the convergence of the cloud and connectivity, creating seamless, secure, context-aware experiences for a connected world.

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Steve Capus
NBC News

NBC News

NBC News Interactive Newsroom, $5 million

NBC Universal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBC Universal owns and operates a portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a motion picture company, television production operations, a television stations group and theme parks. NBC Universal is 51 percent owned by Comcast Corporation, and 49 percent owned by General Electric.

Left to Right: Myrta Pulliam, Russell Pulliam, Deborah Pulliam

The Pulliam Family

The Pulliam Family Great Books Gallery, $5 million

The Pulliam family's links to journalism go back to 1909 when Eugene C. Pulliam (1889-1975) and nine DePauw University classmates started a journalism fraternity (now the Society of Professional Journalists). Pulliam took over editing and publication of the Atchison (Kan.) Champion at age 23, becoming one of the youngest publishers of a daily newspaper in the country. During his career, he owned and operated 46 newspapers including The Indianapolis Star and The Arizona Republic. The six-decade journalism career of his son, Eugene S. Pulliam (1914-1999), included radio news director, reporter, editor and publisher. Today, the family remains active in journalism.

Robert H. and Clarice Smith

Robert H. and Clarice Smith

Robert H. and Clarice Smith Big Screen Theater, $5 million

Robert H. Smith (1928-2009) was chairman of Charles E. Smith Commercial Realty, a division of Vornado Realty Trust, and chairman of Charles E. Smith Residential, a division of Archstone-Smith. His family company is best known for developing and building the Crystal City complex in Northern Virginia. Clarice Smith is a Virginia artist who paints landscapes, florals, still life and equestrian subjects. She has had solo exhibitions at prestigious galleries in Washington, New York, Paris, London and Zurich.

Clarence Barron

The Bancroft Family

The Bancroft Family Ethics Center

For more than a century, Bancroft family members were stewards and owners of The Wall Street Journal. In 1902, reporter Clarence Barron bought the financial-news firm founded by Charles Dow and Edward Jones. He and succeeding generations of his family built Dow Jones & Company to include the flagship newspaper and its European, Asian and online editions, Barron’s and Smart Money magazines, MarketWatch, Dow Jones Newswires, Dow Jones Indexes, Dow Jones Financial Information Services, Factiva and Ottaway Newspapers. In the Newseum, the family is honored to affirm its deep belief in the First Amendment and the importance of news ethics. The Jessie B. Cox Charitable Lead Trust, Mr. and Mrs. William C. Cox Jr., Hugh and Shana Griffiths, Kate and Phil Harrison, Ann Hill, Charlotte Hill, Leslie Hill and Dennis Carroll, Michael C. Hill, Thomas Hill and Nancy Hagens, Jane C. MacElree, Martha and Dana Robes and Elizabeth Steele have given their support for The Bancroft Family Ethics Center.

Jeff Bewkes
Chairman and CEO
Time Warner Inc.

Time Warner

Time Warner World News Gallery, $5 million

Time Warner Inc. is a global leader in media and entertainment, with businesses in television networks, filmed entertainment and publishing. It uses its industry-leading operating scale and brands to create, package and deliver high-quality content worldwide through multiple distribution outlets.

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