Newseum Open For Business

by | Apr 11, 2008

Newseum, “the interactive museum of news,” which opens today in Washington, DC, kindly displays front pages from hundreds of newspapers around the country, at the museum and online (only about 80 front pages are displayed at the museum).

In person, the gallery — featuring a spectacular view of the U.S. Capitol — provides the perfect setting for visitors contemplating the relationship between press and democracy. Online, the overview of front pages is accompanied each weekday by an analysis, comparing and contrasting coverage of national, international and local news by examining headlines, design, photographs and the placement of stories.

The Newseum is located at Pennsylvania Avenue and Sixth Street, N.W., Washington, DC. Admission is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $13 for kids aged seven to 12 and free for kids under six.