Black Meetings and Tourism

July/Aug 2013

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•pg_14-18_ICI__BMT_pg3-58 8/12/13 6:43 PM Page 16 DC'S MUST SEE ATTRACTION FOR HISTORY BUFFS AND NEWS JUNKIES Newseum on Pennsylvnia Avenue L ocated at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Sixth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., on America's Main Street between the White House and the U.S. Capitol and adjacent to the Smithsonian museums on the National Mall, The Newseum — a 250,000-sq. ft. museum of news — offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits. The Museum exterior's unique architectural features include a 74-ft.-high marble engraving of the First Amendment and an immense front wall of glass through which passers-by can watch the museum fulfilling its mission of providing a forum where the media and the public can gain a better understanding of each other. The Newseum features seven levels of galleries, theaters, retail spaces and visitor services. It offers a unique environment that takes museum-goers behind the scenes to experience how and why news is made. GALLERIES AND EXHIBITS The Newseum features 15 main exhibition galleries exploring news history, electronic news, photojournalism, world news and how the media have covered major historical events such as the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. 16 Photo Credit: Maria Bryk/Newseum N EWS C ORPORATION N EWS H ISTORY G ALLERY The Newseum's largest gallery — built around the museum's collection of more than 30,000 historic newspapers — traces more than 500 years of news and includes five theaters that explore specific themes. C OX E NTERPRISES F IRST A MENDMENT G ALLERY Through interactives, artifacts and exhibits, this gallery dramatically establishes the modern-day relevance of the five freedoms — religion, speech, press, assembly and petition — guaranteed by the First Amendment. Time Warner World News Gallery Visitors can watch television news and compare press freedoms in more than 190 countries. A major storyline of this gallery is the dangers reporters face around the globe while reporting the news. Dramatic icons — including a bulletriddled, armor-reinforced pickup truck used by reporters and photographers in the Balkans — illustrate the dangerous conditions in which journalists often work. B LOOMBERG I NTERNET , TV AND R ADIO G ALLERY Devoted to the history of electronic news, B M & T ••• July/August 2013 ••• this gallery features a timeline tracing milestones in the growth of radio, television and Internet news; an exhibit on newsman Edward R. Murrow; a digital news center that looks at how technology transforms journalism, "citizen journalists," convergent newsrooms and mobile journalists; the theater screens "A Lighter Look at the News," featuring clips from the John Stewart Show, Colbert Report, and late night television with Jay Leno and David Letterman. T ODAY ' S F RONT P AGES Visitors can see 80 newspaper front pages from around the world, enlarged and updated daily, and have electronic access to more than 800 front pages. The adjacent terrace features an exhibit on the history of Pennsylvania Avenue and offers an unparalleled view of the U.S. Capitol building PULITZER PRIZE PHOTOGRAPHS GALLERY This gallery contains the largest and most comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalism ever assembled. Visitors can view a Newseum documentary in which photographers explain their craft and can access an electronic database that will feature 1,000 images and 15 hours of video and audio compiled from interviews with 68 Pulitzer Prize-winning photographers.

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