The Newseum is a period piece. During a recent visit, passing by its early satellite truck, its fragments of the Berlin Wall, its homages to legendary broadcasters and war correspondents, it was hard not to feel a twinge of nostalgia for the bygone era that birthed it.
The $372.5 million deal will give the university a prime Pennsylvania Avenue address for graduate programs in international relations and other fields and enable the struggling cultural institution devoted to news and the First Amendment to seek a new home in the Washington area.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A pioneering black, female journalist is being honored with a statue in the nation’s capital. A life-size sculpture of Alice Allison Dunnigan, the first African-American woman credentialed to cover the White House, will go on display next month at the Newseum, the nonprofit news museum in Washington. Dunnigan, a native of Russellville, […]
This shrine to journalism is very much like journalism itself: It’s had a declining audience and has had to lay people off. If the Newseum goes down, it will have deserved its death. Truth be told, it never deserved birth.
Jeffrey Herbst, president and chief executive of the Newseum, stepped down suddenly on Monday as the museum’s board announced a full-blown review of its long-troubled finances. The review could result in the sale of the landmark building on Pennsylvania Avenue, according to a statement from the Freedom Forum, the creator and primary benefactor of the Newseum.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The set of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” will be donated to the Newseum after Stewart’s final episode. Newseum spokesman Jonathan Thompson said in a news release that the museum will acquire the set, including the desk, globe and props, after Stewart hosts his final episode Thursday night. The set will […]
The chief executive of the Newseum and its parent organization, the Freedom Forum, is resigning from the museum of journalism and the First Amendment after three years at the helm of an institution struggling to cover its costs. On Tuesday, James Duff announced plans to return to his previous post as chief administrative officer of the U.S. Courts under an appointment by Chief Justice John Roberts.
It’s hard to take Ron Burgundy seriously, but the Newseum is trying its best. With Anchorman 2 set to hit movie theaters next month, the Newseum and Paramount Pictures have teamed up on an exhibit at the Washington-based museum about journalism that takes a deeper look at the context that surrounds Anchorman: local television news.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Newseum in Washington will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy next year with a new film and exhibits chronicling the 35th president’s life One exhibit being announced Wednesday involves a restoration of photographs by Kennedy’s personal photographer. “Creating Camelot” will feature the work of Jacques […]