The Dream

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Whether here at our museum or through our innovative Digital Classroom, the Newseum is helping students from around the world explore how the First Amendment shaped the civil rights movement.
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Visitors Put Their Selfies on Display


More than 500 Newseum visitors have whipped out their smartphones, struck a pose and snapped their own photos to leave their mark on a Newseum exhibit.
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Tabloid Has a History With Execution Covers

New York Daily News

For months before her execution in 1928, the Daily News and other New York tabloids told lurid stories of how Ruth Snyder, a New York housewife, and her lover, corset salesman Judd Gray, beat Snyder’s husband and strangled him with a picture-frame wire.
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Welcome to the new!


You might have noticed the scenery is a little different on our website today. We’ve just completed phase one of the relaunch of, and we think you’re going to love it.

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U.S. Journalist Executed by Terrorists

James Foley

Freelance photojournalist James Foley, who had been missing for nearly two years, was beheaded by terrorists who posted a video online Aug. 19, 2014, allegedly showing his execution.
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Happy Tweeting: Effective Use of Social Communication

Happy Tweeting

On August 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m., the Newseum, The DC Ad Club and The American Advertising Federation will present a free Google Hangout event, “Happy Tweeting: Effective Use of Social Communication.”
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The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

Abraham Lincoln

The Lincoln–Douglas Debates of 1858, a series of seven debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas, began 156 years ago this week.
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Pharrell’s GRAMMYs Hat Coming to the Newseum

Pharrell Williams

The hat that became an internet sensation will be on display at the Newseum for a limited run.
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Law, History Support Arrested Reporters

Octavio Gomez in "One Nation With News for All"

Wesley Lowery and Ryan Reilly, the Washington Post and Huffington Post reporters who were arrested Aug. 13 in Ferguson, Mo., while covering the bloody protests in that St. Louis suburb, have history and the law on their side.
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Media and Missouri: What the heck is going on?

Media and Missouri: What the heck is going on?

Read this week’s Inside the First Amendment column by Gene Policinski.
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