Events & Programs

Oscar Preview with Washington Post Film Critic Ann Hornaday (Sold Out)

Ann Hornaday
When: February 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Where: Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001

Sold Out Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday previews the 91st annual Academy Awards and discusses some of the biggest hits of the year. The program will feature clips from Oscar-nominated
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The Future of News: Jill Abramson in Conversation with Brian Stelter

Jill Abramson and Brian Stelter
When: February 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Where: Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington D.C. 20001

Jill Abramson, former executive editor of The New York Times, talks about her new book, “Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts,” in a conversation
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Inside the NFL with The New York Times’s Mark Leibovich

Mark Leibovich (Photo credit: Ralph Answang)
When: January 26, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
Where: Knight TV Studio, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

The New York Times Magazine’s chief national correspondent Mark Leibovich talks about his new book, “Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times.” The book takes readers deep inside the NFL,
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Journalists Held Hostage: Should Governments Pay Ransom to Terrorists?

Journalists Held Hostage: Should Governments Pay Ransom to Terrorists?
When: January 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Where: Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington D.C. 20001

Joel Simon, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, talks about his new book, “We Want to Negotiate: The Secret World of Kidnapping, Hostages and Ransom.” Simon will be
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Seriously Funny: From the Desk of ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’ Opens

Seriously Funny
When: June 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Newseum, Level 2, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

Seriously Funny will explore the impact Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” had on American politics and the press through four presidential campaigns, two wars and the terrorist
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“Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement” Opens

Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement
When: March 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Newseum, Level 6, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

“Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement,” an exhibit that will explore the modern gay rights movement in the United States, will mark the 50th anniversary of a June
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What’s special about a Special Counsel?

U.S. Department of Justice
When: December 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Knight TV Studio, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

As Robert Mueller seems near to ending the controversial investigation into Russian interference in 2016’s presidential election and possible collusion by the Trump presidential campaign, the Freedom Forum Institute will
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Inside Media: Photography That Drives Change

Alexia Foundation
When: December 22, 2018 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: Knight TV Studio, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

The Alexia Foundation and the Newseum host a program featuring photojournalist Mary F. Calvert, who shares her work documenting human rights issues worldwide. Calvert is committed to using photography to
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The Future of Speech Online: Understanding Online Communities

Center for Democracy & Technology
When: December 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Knight Conference Center, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

The Center for Democracy & Technology, in partnership with the Freedom Forum Institute, Charles Koch Institute, and WAMU’s “1A,” will host the Future of Speech Online. The one-day symposium will
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Sports Writers: Are We Also the Enemy?

The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism
When: December 1, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Knight TV Studio, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

The Freedom Forum Institute and the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism at the Phillip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland are pleased to host a special
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