Ever since the Newseum opened up in Washington DC there has been a buzz around campus about how fascinating the exhibits are. I was getting tired of hearing about how great it was and decided it was time for me to check it out for myself. Let me tell you—I was definitely not disappointed. The magnitude of different exhibits that are housed in this museum is phenomenal. Some of the exhibits that are permanent to the museum are the Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographs, Berlin Wall Gallery, Bloomberg Internet, TV, and Radio Gallery, Today’s Front Pages Gallery, and the 9/11 Gallery sponsored by Comcast. You can easily spend a good five hours in this museum walking from gallery to gallery trying to soak up all the history. Walking from one floor to the next I came across a quote on the wall and realized how true it is. “Journalism is the first rough draft to history”- Philip Graham, Publisher, The Washington Post. Without journalism and the news, history would have no way of reporting to a wide audience. Here are some pictures of various exhibits.
Everyone should go check out the Newseum if you haven’t yet! It’s located at 555 Pennsylvania Ave, NW. The closest Metro station is Archives- Navy Memorial- Penn Quarter. It’s open from 9 am to 5 pm every day. Ticket prices are as follows:
Adults (19 to 64): $21.95 plus tax
Seniors (65+), Military and Students with valid ID: $17.95 plus tax
Youth (7 to 18): $12.95 plus tax
Children (6 and younger): Free
Visit the Newseum’s website for more info: http://www.newseum.org/index.html