Newseum, Washington DC

Friday, May 15, 2009

Newseum, Washington DC
Newseum in Washington DC has a lovely terrace and great views

I'm a total news junkie.

I tell time by NPR's hourly updates. I volunteer at KCRW's pledge drive. I know I'm supposed to be on the road if I hear the Today Show theme song starting to play. I check BBC, NYT, CNN, and others all day. I read the LA Times over breakfast, and Newsweek during dinner. I want Carl Kasell to record my voicemail.

So, of course, I headed to the Newseum in Washington DC! And, oh my gosh, I LOVED IT. This is a fantastic museum! You should go!!!

It is fully interactive and makes good use of all the multi-media available today. I cried in the Pultizer Prize Photographs Gallery...they have interviews of photographers on a loop, and stories about them next to their powerful and iconic images.

Newseum, Washington DC
This exhibit has both professional and amateur photographers. It is amazing! More info: FOTOBAMA and FotoWeek DC 2009.

Newseum, Washington DC
The late Tim Russert's famous whiteboard.

Newseum, Washington DC
This is part of the Journalist Memorial. A touching tribute to those who lost their lives bringing us the news. Daniel Pearl's passport and laptop are included in the exhibit.

Newseum, Washington DC
Well said.

And here is something I picked up in the gift shop:
NewsJunkie - from Newseum
If you are planning at trip to DC, make sure the Newseum is on your list!

555 Pennsylvania Avenue (at Sixth Street NW)
Washington DC
888/NEWSEUM (888/639-7386)
$20 for adults
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Janssen said... [Reply to comment]

I've never heard of this but it looks so so cool!

Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

I'm not a news junkie but this looks like a must visit. Can't wait to see it.

Michelle said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks so much for this recommendation. I'm in the DC area a lot, as my boyfriend lives there, but neither of us are from there, so we do some touristy things now and again. I'm adding this to the list!

emily said... [Reply to comment]

I'm glad you enjoyed it! It's a great museum :)

oneordinaryday said... [Reply to comment]

Wow. I haven't heard of this but we are definitely going to check it out next time we get to DC.
Love the shirt too!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my gosh, I'm soooo jealous! I'm a news junkie too and I would love to visit the Newseum. It totally makes me think of George Stephanopolous and his Sunday morning news show which tapes at the Newseum.

2.46% said... [Reply to comment]

I really liked reading about your vacation! You are such a fabulous friend. I also love news of all kind and would love to go to the Newseum. I see the Newseum every Sunday when I watch This Week with George S. (Sunday is my favorite news day)

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