Today’s Front Pages might look different to you this morning. For this first time in our history on Pennsylvania Avenue, no newspapers are displayed in our exhibit inside and outside the Newseum or online. Instead, we’re displaying blacked-out front pages as part of a campaign to raise awareness of the increasing threats to journalists around the world.
The #WithoutNews awareness campaign takes place as we rededicate our Journalists Memorial, which recognizes journalists who died or were killed in the pursuit of news. At a 10 a.m. ceremony, which is open to Newseum visitors and will be live streamed online, the names of 14 journalists selected to represent all journalists who died covering the news in 2014 will be added to the 2,257 names on the memorial.
We invite you to share why news is important to you on social media using #WithoutNews, and to encourage others to consider a world without news.
Learn more and get involved at newseum.org/withoutnews.