The Newseum invites you to explore the history of
news and the men and women of the media who report it, blending
500 years of news history, up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits
for a one-of-a-kind museum experience.
This interactive museum covers
250,000 square feet, cost $450 million and offers visitors five centuries of
news history from the first smoke signal to the latest blogs. The Newseum runs
to seven floors with up to the second technology and innovation. The museum has
14 major galleries, 15 theatres, two broadcast studios and a 4-D travel
Exhibits in the Newseum include
the Today Front Pages Gallery featuring more than 500 front covers of
newspapers which are transmitted on a daily basis to the museum, the 9/11
Gallery chronicling the attack on America including a tribute to William
Biggart, the journalist that died covering the attacks and some of the final
photos that he took and the NBC News Interactive Newsroom, which gives visitors
the chance to see whether they can prepare a report to deadline just like a
Catch one of the documentaries
in the 15 theatres and watch some of the greatest sporting moments in history,
view the most memorable live broadcasts or visit the Walter and Leonore
Annenberg Theatre. This state-of-the-art digital theatre blends 3-D film,
theatrical special effects and motion-controlled seats to create a 4-D
experience that lets visitors be involved in the recreation of some of the
world’s most dramatic news events in a journalistic trip through time.
Our clients rave about this place, check out the comments from one of our customers, Kelly-pictured here!
"I've been a couple of times to the Newseum. It's EXCELLENT. It's not
like a museum where stuff just hangs on the wall (although they do hang
things on walls, for example, a daily newspaper from every state in the
US, so you can see how the same news events are covered in different
geographic regions, or not covered at all). It's very contemporary and
the displays are interactive. The focus is news, notable newsworthy
events, objects, stories and distribution of the news.
"You can walk
through an old watch tower from the Berlin Wall. You can get up close
and personal with a large, mangled piece of one of the fallen New York
World Trade Center towers. You can pull out drawers that carry
newspapers and listen to archived radio broadcasts from key dates
"There is a great photography exhibit that spans decades
worth of memorable news-leading images. (Remember the image of the
single student in front of the tank in Tianamen Square? Or the photos
from Kent State? And John Kennedy Jr. saluting at his dad's funeral?
Imagine hundreds of images as powerful in one exhibit). The museum
features notable items from newsmaking events, like the bombed out car
that was driven by an unwelcome reporter in the middle east; part of
Ted Kaczynski's cabin where he wrote the Unabomber manifesto; tapes from
reporters who were kicked out of courtrooms, etc.
"While I haven't tried
it, there is also a section where you can pretend to be a news
reporter, reporting live from a scene. You can play an interactive game
where you have to make the editorial decisions for a newspaper. And
there's a hug wall map that shows which countries around the world
respect free speech and freedom of the press, and which don't. And, if
you get tired and hungry from viewing all these fantastic exhibits, you
can grab a way-above-average museum nosh downstairs, where the Cafe is
catered by Wolfgang Puck. So, yeah, in a word? Super cool."