New Media, the Newseum, and Authentic School Partnerships

With the assistance of the Newseum Education Department, students at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology created year-long research projects about an event in U.S. 20th century history in which the press had a pivotal role.

The students then teamed up and used their new understanding of the media’s impact and the continued debate regarding First Amendment rights to transform their papers into informative websites. Click on the links below to see their work.

The Age of Black Republicans

The Age of Black Republicans

Explore presidential races in which African-American issues were key to election results and learn about the impact African-Americans had, and continue to have, on presidential elections.

The Story of Comic Journalism

The Story of Comic Journalism

Immerse yourself in the story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott and nonviolent resistance in a new way: through a comic book! Learn about the influence of “The Montgomery Story” and its role in inspiring civil rights leaders in the 1960s and today, in the United States and across the globe.

Investigative Journalism

Investigative Journalism

From Nellie Bly infiltrating an insane asylum to Jerry Thompson going undercover in the KKK, uncover the stories of investigative journalists and muckrakers and how they used the press to shed light on the issues of their time.

Tailhook: Then & Now

Tailhook: Then & Now

Discover how Lieutenant Paula Coughlin utilized the media to reveal and denounce sexual assault against women in the military.

The Superhero Power Movement

The Superhero Power Movement

Kick! Pow! and Wham! your way through the early history of African and African-American superheroes depicted in comic books.

Wendell Smith

Wendell Smith

“Batter up!” Take a look at the sports journalist who led the way for the integration of baseball by reporting on, and shaping the public image of, Jackie Robinson.

Women in Shorts

Women in Shorts

Learn how women “dared to bare” by wearing shorts and how the media popularized and legitimized the new article of clothing.

School Sports Desegregation in Fairfax County, Va

School Sports Desegregation in Fairfax County, Va

When a local school board segregated school sports, students throughout the county had to take matters into their own hands.

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