The Newseum is an interactive museum that celebrated and promoted free expression and the free press and the First Amendment to the US Constitution while tracing the history and evolution of communication.
The Newseum is a must-see attraction for anyone involved or interested in the world of journalism and news media. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is the Newseum’s inspiration, and it is their goal to educate visitors about the importance of the amendment’s five freedoms through their educational exhibits, events, and programs.
Not only does the Newseum use their facilities to report on news media to their visitors; they also broadcast many of their educational programs for viewers all over the world, using their state-of-the-art studios. Additionally, the Newseum creates traveling exhibits that are shown to audiences around the world. The exhibits in the Newseum are always changing to keep up with what’s newsworthy and to bring visitors a new experience every time they visit.
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- The Newseum has seven levels and 250,000 square feet of space.
- Although sales of newspapers are decreasing, people are now actually paying more to consume information and news media, as the cost of internet, phone data, and cable bills increase.
- More than two-thirds of the news industry’s revenue comes from advertising.
- Parts of the Berlin are on display in the Berlin Wall Gallery at the Newseum. It is the largest display of its kind outside of Germany.
- In a typical month, about 28 million adults use their smartphones or tablets to access newspaper content.