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Nov
28
Fri
Newseum NOW!: Conflict in Ferguson @ Knight TV Studio
Nov 28 @ 2:00 pm
Newseum NOW!: Conflict in Ferguson @ Knight TV Studio | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Join us for a Newseum Now! program moderated by SiriusXM radio host Joe Madison exploring the events this week in Ferguson, Mo.– from the news media’s job of reporting fairly and accurately, to claims by the local prosecutor that the 24/7 news environment and social media presented a “challenge” for authorities, and the implications for how Americans exercise their First Amendment rights to assemble, speak freely and seek change – peaceably – from government.

 

Nov
29
Sat
“Yes, Virginia” Family Day @ Check the schedule of events for locations.
Nov 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
“Yes, Virginia” Family Day @ Check the schedule of events for locations. | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

On Saturday, Nov. 29, join us for our 16th annual “Yes, Virginia” celebration, a day of special events inspired by Francis P. Church’s 1897 New York Sun editorial assuring 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon that there was, indeed, a Santa Claus.

Kids 18 and younger will receive FREE ADMISSION to the Newseum on Sat., Nov. 29 and Sun., Nov. 30 if they bring a letter to put in Macy’s Santa Mail letterbox.  For every letter collected Macy’s will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish®.

Festivities begin at 11 a.m. with complimentary hot chocolate, holiday crafts and activities.  Throughout the day, enjoy screenings of the animated film “Yes, Virginia,” a special “Be a TV Reporter” experience from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® and more!

At 2 p.m. join the One-and-Only Macy’s Santa Claus and Virginia O’Hanlon’s great-great granddaughter, Mehren, for a reading of the famous “Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus” editorial. After the program, don’t miss photos with Santa!

 

Macy’s is the exclusive sponsor of the 2014 “Yes, Virginia” Family Day.

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Schedule of Events

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pennsylvania Avenue Entrance
Write a Letter to Santa
Write a letter to Santa! Youth 18 and younger get free admission to the Newseum if they bring a letter for Santa to put in the Macy’s Santa Mail letterbox.  Macy’s will donate $1 to the Make a Wish Foundation for every letter received.


9 a.m. to 5 p.m., NBC News Interactive Newsroom, Level 2
Reporting Live from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®!
Report “live” from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade at our “Be a TV Reporter” experience!


Every 30 minutes, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m., Documentary Theater, Concourse Level
“Yes, Virginia” Film Screening
Kick back and relax in the Documentary Theater for a screening of the animated film “Yes, Virginia.”


11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (while supplies last), Pennsylvania Avenue Entrance
Hot Chocolate and Cookies
Enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and cookies on America’s Main Street.


11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater Lobby, Level 1
Holiday-themed Crafts
Make snowflakes out of newspaper front pages, snow globes using symbols of the season, or picture frames to capture the spirit of the holidays.


11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater Lobby, Level 1
“I Believe” Photo Op
What do you believe in? Let the Newseum know! Create your own “I Believe” button and post it to Instagram or Twitter using #macysbelieve – and don’t forget to tag @NewseumEd. Your photo might be featured on the giant screen in the Newseum atrium!


11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (while supplies last), Private Dining Room, Level 2
Holiday Bake Shop
Decorate your own holiday cookies!


Noon to 1:30 p.m., various locations
Figgy Puddings Holiday Carolers
Keep an ear out for these singers from the Washington National Opera spreading holiday cheer throughout the Newseum as they perform songs from a variety of traditions.


1 to 1:30 p.m., Documentary Theater, Concourse Level
Inside Media: Meet the O’Hanlon Family
Explore the backstory of American journalism’s most beloved editorial with journalism professor and author W. Joseph Campbell and descendents of Virginia O’Hanlon, James Temple and Nick Hromalik. (Recommended for ages 13 and up.)


2 to 4 p.m., Knight TV Studio, Level 3
“Yes, Virginia” Reading with Special Guest Mehren O’Hanlon and a Visit From the One-and-Only Macy’s Santa Claus
Join us as 8-year-old Mehren O’Hanlon reads her great-great grandmother Virginia O’Hanlon’s famous 1897 letter to the New York Sun that inspired history’s most reprinted newspaper editorial. Afterwards, Santa Claus will make a special guest appearance to read “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” and pose for photos with good boys and girls.

  • Program: 2 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Photos with Santa: 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Dec
1
Mon
Dissent or Treason: Whistleblowers, Leaks and the Media @ Knight TV Studio
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm
Dissent or Treason: Whistleblowers, Leaks and the Media @ Knight TV Studio | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

National security, government secrecy and a free press don’t easily mix – but the Constitution says they must. Join contributors to a new book, “Whistleblowers, Leaks and the Media,” for a discussion sponsored by the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security, the Medill National Security Journalism Initiative and the Newseum Institute. The book is a compilation of essays on the constitutional foundations and limitations of the U.S. government and a free press in a contemporary context –hailed by one reviewer as a “trove of valuable material” for anyone seeking to understand the tensions between the nation’s national security apparatus and journalists in the age of Snowden, Manning and Wikileaks.

Panelists:

  • Ellen Shearer, co-director, Medill National Security Journalism Initiative, Northwestern University
  • Gene Policinski, chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute and senior vice president of the Institute’s First Amendment Center
  • Paul Rosenzweig, founder, Red Branch Consulting PLLC
  • Harvey Rishik, chair, American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security

Moderator:

  • Timothy McNulty, co-director, Medill National Security Journalism Initiative, Northwestern University

 

Dec
6
Sat
Journalism/Works: Women in Sports Media @ Knight TV Studio
Dec 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Journalism/Works: Women in Sports Media @ Knight TV Studio | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Women are more visible in sports media than ever before – from press boxes to sideline reporting to broadcast booths to commentary. How has that changed reporting on sports – if it has? What changes are yet to come?  Where are women still underrepresented?  And once on the job, do women still face challenges that don’t confront their male counterparts?

Join the Newseum Institute for a new Journalism/Works program, “Women in Sports Media,” that explores these questions with some of the top female sports journalists working today.

Panelists:

Mary Byrne, managing editor/sports, USA Today
Sally Jenkins, columnist, The Washington Post
Marcia Keegan, vice president for production, ESPN
Andrea Kremer, reporter, HBO’s “Real Sports” and NFL Network
Monica McNutt, reporter, NewsChannel 8
Rachel Nichols, sports journalist, CNN and Turner Sports
Lesley Visser, sports reporter, CBS Sports and “The NFL Today”

Moderators:

George Solomon, director, Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism
Christine Brennan, columnist, USA Today; commentator, ABC News, CNN and PBS

The program is presented by the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism, the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, and the Newseum Institute.

Dec
11
Thu
We Are Kuchus: Investigating the roots of homophobia in Uganda @ Knight Conference Center
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm
We Are Kuchus: Investigating the roots of homophobia in Uganda @ Knight Conference Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Photojournalist and Pulitzer Center grantee Daniella Zalcman discusses her work documenting Uganda’s defiant community of LGBT activists, and their country’s ongoing efforts to criminalize sexual identity. Zalcman will show images from “Double Lives” and “Faces of Faith,” projects documenting Uganda’s LGBT community and a cross-section of views on homosexuality from Uganda’s religious leaders. A reception will follow the discussion.

Daniella Zalcman is an award-winning photojournalist based in London and New York. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, TIME, Sports Illustrated, and Vanity Fair, among others. Her photographs have been exhibited throughout the U.S. and Europe and are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She graduated from Columbia University in 2009 with a degree in architecture.

The event is presented by The Pulitzer Center and the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute.

Dec
13
Sat
Inside Media: The New York Times Magazine’s Mark Leibovich @ Knight TV Studio
Dec 13 @ 2:30 pm
Inside Media: <em>The New York Times</em> Magazine’s Mark Leibovich @ Knight TV Studio | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Mark Leibovich, chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, talks about his new book, “Citizens of the Green Room: Profiles in Courage and Self-Delusion.”

The book is a collection of Leibovich’s profiles for the magazine of some of today’s most compelling figures in politics, media and popular culture, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Sen. John McCain, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and MSNBC’s Chris Matthews.

Leibovich also wrote the No. 1 New York Times best-seller “This Town.” Before joining The New York Times Magazine, he was a national political correspondent in the Times’s Washington bureau.

A book signing will follow the event.

Would you like priority seating at this and other Newseum programs? Become a Press Pass member today! (Priority seating is also subject to availability.)

Dec
15
Mon
Winter Member Open House @ Newseum
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Winter Member Open House @ Newseum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Created for members only, take advantage of this rare opportunity to view Newseum galleries and exhibits after hours. Enjoy gourmet cookies and cocoa from Wolfgang Puck Catering after you tour. Be sure to visit the Newseum Store for your holiday shopping, too, as your normal membership discount of 10% is doubled to 20% from Wednesday, Nov. 26 to Monday, Dec. 15.

Sign up now to become a member and RSVP for you and guest.

Want VIP access? Friends Society members and Corporate Engagement Program representatives are invited to a VIP lounge for food, refreshments and a sneak peek at the upcoming Lincoln exhibit. Contact Ryan Merkel at rmerkel@newseum.org for more information on the Friends Society.

Dec
20
Sat
Inside Media: “Meet the Press” Moderator Chuck Todd @ Knight TV Studio
Dec 20 @ 2:30 pm
Inside Media: “Meet the Press” Moderator Chuck Todd @ Knight TV Studio | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Chuck Todd, moderator and managing editor of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” discusses his new book, “The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House.”

In the book, Todd draws upon his sources to chronicle Obama’s tumultuous White House years and provide a revealing portrait of the president and his struggles.

Todd also has been the network’s political director since 2007, leading all aspects of the news division’s political coverage and analysis. Before taking the helm of “Meet the Press” in September 2014, he was chief White House correspondent for NBC News, as well as host of MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown.”

A book signing will follow the event.

Would you like priority seating at this and other Newseum programs? Become a Press Pass member today! (Priority seating is also subject to availability.)

Jan
3
Sat
Inside Media: 1995: The Year the Future Began @ Knight TV Studio
Jan 3 @ 2:30 pm
Inside Media: 1995: The Year the Future Began @ Knight TV Studio | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

W. Joseph Campbell talks about his new book, “1995: The Year the Future Began,” which examines the events of that watershed year and how they reverberate today.

The book offers fresh interpretations of the decisive moments of 1995 including: the emergence of the Internet and the World Wide Web; the bombing at Oklahoma City; the sensational O.J. Simpson trial; the U.S.-brokered negotiations at Dayton, Ohio, which ended the Bosnian War; and the first encounters between President William J. Clinton and White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

Drawing on interviews, memoirs, archival collections, and news reports, Campbell presents a detail-rich portrait of those memorable 12 months and how they changed the world at the close of the 20th century.

Campbell is a professor in the School of Communication at American University. He is the author of five other nonfiction books, including “Getting It Wrong: Ten of the Greatest Misreported Stories in American Journalism.”

A book signing will follow the program.

Would you like priority seating at this and other Newseum programs? Become a Press Pass member today! (Priority seating is also subject to availability.)

Jan
10
Sat
Inside Media: Press Access and the Obama White House @ Knight TV Studio
Jan 10 @ 2:30 pm
Inside Media: Press Access and the Obama White House @ Knight TV Studio | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Associated Press Washington bureau chief Sally Buzbee and USA Today Washington bureau chief Susan Page discuss restrictions on press access to President Obama.

In recent months, the Washington press corps has spoken out against what they call unprecedented secrecy in the current administration, which investigates leaks to the press and named a reporter as a possible co-conspirator in a violation of the Espionage Act.

Last year, Buzbee cited daily “intimidation” tactics put forth by the Obama White House and stated that the administration is “significantly worse than previous administrations.”

At a recent White House Correspondents Association event, Page said that the Obama administration “has been more restrictive and more challenging to the press, more dangerous to the press, really, than any administration in American history.”

Before becoming Washington bureau chief in 2010, Buzbee served as the AP’s deputy managing editor and held leadership positions in Washington, the Middle East and New York. Page joined USA Today in 1995 as a White House correspondent and became bureau chief in 2000. She previously worked at Newsday.

Photo: From left, Sally Buzbee and Susan Page

Would you like priority seating at this and other Newseum programs? Become a Press Pass member today! (Priority seating is also subject to availability.)