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Former Colgate University president hired as Newseum CEO

Jeffrey Herbst, the former president of Colgate University, will steer the Newseum through its financial difficulties as its new president and CEO. Herbst was chosen from a pool of more than 300 candidates to lead the Washington, D.C.-based museum dedicated to the First Amendment, according to a press release. The museum touted Herbst's fundraising acumen as among the reasons for … Read More
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Newseum's front pages go dark to commemorate fallen journalists

Newseum Visitors seeking the Newseum's customary offering of front pages from newspapers across the United States this morning are being greeted by a wall of blacked-out images. The museum has redacted its catalog of front pages for the day in order to honor journalists killed reporting the news and to raise awareness of threats to press freedom worldwide. Read More
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Images and newspapers from the civil rights movement are now on display at the Newseum

The Newseum On Friday, the Newseum opened a new exhibit, "1965: Civil Rights at 50." In the display are newspapers from the time, including this March 8, 1965 edition of the Dallas Morning News. That's civil rights leader John Lewis being beaten by a state trooper, Newseum's press release reports. The exhibit also includes images from … Read More
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Newseum CEO James Duff leaves

The museum is trying to ween itself off of the endowment of the Freedom Forum, its parent organization. Read More
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Newseum relents, will display weeklies after protest by editors

Front pages from the New Orleans Times-Picayune and the Biloxi Sun Herald are seen on display at the Newseum in Washington for their exhibit on press coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) A daylong protest by weekly newspaper editors from around the U.S. against the Newseum’s snubbing of community journalism resulted in the Washington, D.C., museum changing its policy to include weeklies in its Today’s Front Pages exhibit. For years, the Newseum has featured a daily roundup of front pages, both electronically and along its Pennsylvania Avenue exterior. The electronic archive includes PDFs sent in each day by hundreds of newspapers, both U.S. and international. The ground-floor exhibit, visible to passersby, includes a newspaper from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and a dozen other countries. Read More
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