Articles about "Newseum"

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2 projects collect media and things from the media in Ferguson

Photo by Laura A. Schatzman, St. Louis, August 14, 2014.

Photo by Laura A. Schatzman, St. Louis, August 14, 2014.

For months, the image stayed in her phone. Laura Schatzman didn’t know what to do with it, but she knew it was special — a crowd of hands reaching toward blue sky, framed by St. Louis’ Gateway Arch.

She saw it, got chills, and it stayed in her phone.

Schatzman, a landscape and urban designer, went to a prayer and service event at Central Reform Congregation the night after the grand jury ruled not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Mike Brown. They prayed and made goodie bags for kids at Ferguson’s library, and Schatzman met a professional photographer.

“I’ve had this buried deep for months now,” she told him, “I just don’t know what to do with it,” and she showed him the image she took with her iPhone at an Aug. 14 National Moment of Silence Event at the Arch. Read more

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‘This stops today’: Images of protests on front pages and homepages

Many front pages and homepages showed images from protests in parts of the country on Friday as people continue responding to the no-indictment ruling against the New York police officer who killed Eric Garner. Here’s a collection of those fronts, from Newseum and various news sites. From yesterday, more images, including New York front pages, homepages after the news broke on Wednesday, and some political cartoons.

The Washington Post:


The Boston Globe:


Boston Herald:


BuzzFeed News:

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AM New York:







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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:


The Guardian:

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Newseum CEO James Duff leaves

The Associated Press

Newseum chief executive James Duff is leaving the D.C.-based journalism museum after three years, Brett Zongker reports.

Duff, who will return to his previous job as chief administrative officer of the U.S. Courts, will be replaced in the interim by Peter Prichard, who was previously editor of USA Today, Zongker writes. Jan Neuharth will take over for Duff as CEO of the Freedom Forum, the Newseum’s parent organization.

The Newseum’s financial outlook was improving in 2013, but it was still operating at a loss, Zongker writes:

Newly released financial documents show the Newseum still ran an operating deficit in 2013, but the deficit was reduced by half to $4.3 million compared with $8.3 million in 2012. Fundraising increased from about $1.3 million in 2012 to $3.3 million in 2013, though that’s still far less than other nonprofit museums.

The AP previously reported that the museum was “struggling mightily to cover costs,” with ticket sales offsetting 10 percent of expenses during 2011. Read more


NEOMG finally explains why it took down John Kasich video

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories.

  1. Why the Northeast Ohio Media Group took down that John Kasich video

    Candidates were expecting an audio interview, not video, and the governor's office complained after the news org, which publishes and The Plain Dealer, posted it, NEOMG ombudsman Ted Diadiun writes. NEOMG VP of content Chris Quinn decided to pull the video and not explain his actions because "I thought that if I stated my reasons, the obvious next step would be people going to the candidates and asking them if they had any objection to putting the video back up. ...That would mean my error could put people into an uncomfortable situation." ( | Previously: "I have not written about this or given out quotes because I felt I was in an untenable position and could do nothing to help the situation," Diadiun said. (Jim Romenesko) | "The mystery of the missing endorsement interview, and the stone wall around it, is solved...

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Three fronts from Hong Kong that zoom in instead of out

Like I do most mornings, I combed through front pages from Newseum and early on Wednesday. I expected to see large images with huge crowds on the fronts of many papers, and I did. But I also saw a few images that stood out from the Hong Kong protests because of the way they zoomed in, both conceptually and literally.

The first comes from Die Tageszeitung in Berlin, Germany:


The Sydney Morning Herald in Sydney, Australia, zoomed in, too, for a sight that feels both familiar and different from Ferguson. The two protests are not the same, of course, but there is something about seeing a person standing in defiance surrounded by tear gas that made me think of this iconic Ferguson image from Robert Cohen of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. In this image, though, the umbrella gives it a kind of visual geo-stamp.


Finally, the International New York Times leads with an image where we see no people, just the symbol of the protests. Read more

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‘Still a fan?’ Newspapers lead with Ray Rice

Here’s how newspapers around the country told the story of the video TMZ Sports got of Ray Rice knocking out his then fiancée. (On Monday, I shared a quick list of 5 resources for journalists covering domestic violence.)

To me, this video and these front pages bring up a lot of questions, including if news organizations should be showing it over and over and freeze-framing moments of it for the front page? What impact does that have on the victim? A few newspapers just ran with images of Rice, but many included screen shots of Janay Rice getting punched or passed out on the floor. On Monday night, Meredith Clark of the Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas tweeted in response to this piece from Poynter’s Roy Peter Clark. Meredith Clark said sharing the video isn’t journalism, a point Poynter has asked her to write more about. Read more

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‘Farewell, Joan’: Newspapers lead with tributes to Joan Rivers

The death of comedian Joan Rivers on Thursday made the fronts of several newspapers Friday. Here’s a collection, courtesy Newseum. (There’s also a collection of front pages devoted to news of guilty convictions for Bob and Maureen McDonnell.)

From The San Diego Union-Tribune, in San Diego, California:


From The Calgary Sun, in Calgary, Canada:


From Newsday, in Long Island, New York:


From AM New York, in New York, New York:


From Daily News, in New York, New York:


From Jackson Hole Daily, in Jackson, Wyoming (a somewhat unfortunate layout here):

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Tomato Days, a powwow and a body building competition on front pages after Labor Day

People around the country celebrated Labor Day in their own ways yesterday, from parades to celebrations of cultures to finally cleaning out the garage (that was me.) Here’s a collection of front pages (via Newseum) that shows some of the many ways people spent their Labor Day:

From the Los Angeles Register, the Muscle Beach Labor Day Championships:


From The Pantagraph in Bloomington, Illinois, members of the League of Women Voters went retro and passed out candy to mark the 19th Amendment’s anniversary:


From Metro – New York Edition in New York, New York, the West Indian Day Parade:


In Tahlequah, Oklahoma, the Tahlequah Daily Press featured the Cherokee National Holiday powwow:


Greensburg, Pennsylvania, brought out the marching band for Pittsburgh’s Labor Day Parade. Here’s the front from the Tribune-Review:


There was a bed race for Tomato Days, from the Standard-Examiner in Ogden, Utah:


And finally, here’s a great shot of the reaction you’ll get, politician or not, from kids at a parade if you’re not throwing candy, from The News Leader, in Staunton, Virginia:

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Hawaii braces for hurricanes: ‘Here they come’

Associated Press | Newseum

Hawaii is about to get its first hurricane in more than 20 years, Jennifer Sinco Kelleher and Audrey McAvoy reported Thursday for the Associated Press.

Hurricane Iselle was expected to arrive on the Big Island on Thursday evening, bringing heavy rains, winds gusting up to 85 mph and flooding in some areas. Weather officials changed their outlook on the system Wednesday after seeing it get a little stronger, giving it enough oomph to stay a hurricane as it reaches landfall.

Here are Thursday’s front pages from The Honolulu Star-Advertiser in Honolulu and The Garden Island in Lihu’e, courtesy Newseum:



Newseum also has collections of newspaper fronts from past hurricanes. Here’s one from Oct. 29, 2012, from The Star-Ledger in Newark, New Jersey:


Here’s the front from The Virginian-Pilot on Aug. 27, 2011:


And from The Times-Picayune on Aug. 30, 2005:


Related: On July 8, Poynter’s Ben Mullin wrote “How New York media outlets adapted after Hurricane Sandy.” Read more


Newspaper sends Newseum a dummy front page by mistake

On Wednesday, the front page of the Hamilton (Ohio) Journal-News was pretty much a skeleton. At least, that’s how it looks on Newseum’s collection of front pages.

“Thankfully, that’s not the case,” Kevin Aldridge, editor of the Journal-News, told Poynter.

Aldridge hadn’t seen Newseum’s version of the front when Poynter called, but here it is.

“Our front page looks normal today,” Aldridge said. “There’s no dummy or no mockup. It came out OK.” Read more

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