Front Pages Exhibit Named Outstanding Reference Site
"Today's Front Pages," the Newseum's online exhibit that features the front pages of more than 700 newspapers in the United States and around the world, has been named an outstanding site for reference information by the American Library Association.
The 12th annual survey of ALA's Machine-Assisted Reference Section, a division of the Reference and User Services Association, recognizes "outstanding reference sites on the World Wide Web." The Newseum was one of 30 sites — including NASA Images, The Supreme Court Database, Hulu and Life magazine's Google-hosted photo archives — to be honored.
Each day, newspapers from every U.S. state and the District and Columbia, including those from approximately 80 countries, transmit their front pages electronically to the Newseum. Up to 80 are enlarged, printed and displayed in the Today's Front Pages Gallery. All of the newspapers are featured online.
The daily exhibit is part of the Newseum's mission to educate the public about the value of a free press in a free society and tell the stories of the world's important events in unique and engaging ways.