south american children on horseback newseum

A photo of a Pulitzer Prize-winning shot taken by a Los Angeles Times photojournalist from a moving train in South America, on display at the Newseum.

A front page with an incorrect lead story.

The Newseum was established in 2008 and dedicated to celebrating journalism and freedom of expression. It was located in the heart of Washington, DC, just down the street from the Capitol. Sadly, the Newseum closed as of December 31, 2019, for financial reasons.

Outside the Newseum were current front pages of one newspaper from each state, and even a few countries. Inside, exhibits included historic headlines, part of the Berlin Wall, and the World Press Freedom Map, which compared freedom of the press around the world.

A lesson about comic strips.

Many famous authors throughout history have also reported the news, commented on it, or done a bit of both. Several were featured at the Newseum, including Mark Twain, Upton Sinclair, Nellie Bly, and many others.

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The Newseum was the second stop on our District of Columbia Trail!

Katie Smart