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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.

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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

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Jan
17
Sat
“Making a Change” Workshop-Jan. 17 @ Learning Center
Jan 17 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
"Making a Change" Workshop-Jan. 17 @ Learning Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Application Deadline: Jan. 5, 2015

Thanks to a generous grant from Wells Fargo, the Newseum is excited to offer a FREE open-enrollment professional development opportunity for D.C. metro area school teachers. The day-long event will include a hands-on “Making a Change” workshop, the opportunity to explore artifacts from our collection with an archivist, lunch, a guided tour and time to explore the museum on your own. Participants will also receive a certificate of completion, a resource bag to take home and a one year subscription to the Digital Classroom.

Workshop Description

This workshop revisits a time period and movement that educators already know well, but poses new questions: How did civil rights activists use the First Amendment to achieve their goals? How did Martin Luther King Jr. harness the power of the news media? Participants view a Newseum-made documentary based on primary sources that invites them to look at the civil rights movement from a different angle and tackle an activity that bridges the gap between social movements then and now. Teachers also receive resources and strategies to bring their new knowledge back to their students.

Eligibility Requirements

  • DC metro area middle and high school teachers in any subject area.
  • Applications must be received by Jan. 5, 2015.

Wells Fargo logo

Wells Fargo is the exclusive sponsor of this professional development workshop.

YJDP Journalism Adviser and Student Editor Seminar-Jan. 17 @ Newseum
Jan 17 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
YJDP Journalism Adviser and Student Editor Seminar-Jan. 17 @ Newseum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

High school student editors and teacher-advisors are invited to attend a half-day journalism seminar offering skills training in essential journalism techniques including news writing and reporting, multimedia journalism tips, and practical ways to use the Web as a platform to improve reporting and storytelling.

Hosted by The Washington Post Young Journalists Development Program (YJDP), the Newseum and the D.C. Journalism Education Association (D.C. JEA), the seminar takes place on Jan. 17 from 9:00-2:00 p.m. at the Newseum.

The seminar is free and open to all high school students and media educators in the Washington, D.C. and The Washington Post circulation areas in Maryland and Virginia.

Pre-registration is required–click to apply and to see additional information. Deadline is 3:00 p.m. on Jan. 16, 2015.

Jan
18
Sun
Special Sneak Preview: “Desert Dancer” @ Documentary Theater
Jan 18 @ 1:00 pm
Special Sneak Preview: “Desert Dancer” @ Documentary Theater | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

The Newseum presents a special sneak preview of the new movie “Desert Dancer,” the true story that follows the brave ambition of Afshin Ghaffarian.

During the volatile climate of the 2009 presidential election, where many cultural freedoms were threatened, Afshin and some friends risked their lives and formed an underground dance company.

With the recent arrest of Iranians who created a dance video for Pharrell Williams’ hit song “Happy” and ongoing suppression of music and dance, the film is set in the background of political upheaval, demonstrating the current connection between arts, foreign policy, and the fight for freedom.

Desert Dancer will be released in the U.S. on March 20.

A Q&A with director Richard Raymond will follow.

Length: 98 minutes

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Jan
24
Sat
Inside Media: Managing Scandal in a 24-Hour News Cycle @ Knight TV Studio
Jan 24 @ 2:30 pm
Inside Media: Managing Scandal in a 24-Hour News Cycle @ Knight TV Studio | Washington, D.C. | District of Columbia | United States

Eric Dezenhall, who heads one of the nation’s leading crisis management firms, talks about his new book, “Glass Jaw: A Manifest for Defending Fragile Reputations in an Age of Instant Scandal.”

The book analyzes the “spin” industry and explains how people, organizations and brands can easily be brought down by destructive information spread through the media and Internet.

Dezenhall uses recent examples involving Toyota, Susan G. Komen, BP, Paula Dean, Tiger Woods, Lance Armstrong and the National Security Agency to provide insights on the changing nature of controversy. The book also includes corrective measures for handling scandals and offers advice on how individuals and companies can protect themselves.

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
26
Mon
Journalism/Works: America’s New Cyber War @ Knight TV Studio
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm
Journalism/Works: America’s New Cyber War @ Knight TV Studio | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

A discussion with author Shane Harris on his new report on how government and industry are uniting to fight attacks on the nation in cyberspace – how the wars of the future already are being fought today.  Harris is the author of The Watchers, published in 2010, which launched an international debate on e-surveillance and inspired the hit CBS TV series “Person of Interest.”  Join Harris and the Newseum Institute’s Gene Policinski for a provocative look at Harris’ new book and this uneasy post-Cold War alliance of American industry and the U.S. military.

Jan
31
Sat
“Making a Change” Workshop-Jan. 31 @ Learning Center
Jan 31 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
"Making a Change" Workshop-Jan. 31 @ Learning Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Application Deadline: Jan. 20, 2015

Thanks to a generous grant from Wells Fargo, the Newseum is excited to offer a FREE open-enrollment professional development opportunity for D.C. metro area school teachers. The day-long event will include a hands-on “Making a Change” workshop, the opportunity to explore artifacts from our collection with an archivist, lunch, a guided tour and time to explore the museum on your own. Participants will also receive a certificate of completion, a resource bag to take home and a one year subscription to the Digital Classroom.

Workshop Description

This workshop revisits a time period and movement that educators already know well, but poses new questions: How did civil rights activists use the First Amendment to achieve their goals? How did Martin Luther King Jr. harness the power of the news media? Participants view a Newseum-made documentary based on primary sources that invites them to look at the civil rights movement from a different angle and tackle an activity that bridges the gap between social movements then and now. Teachers also receive resources and strategies to bring their new knowledge back to their students.

Eligibility Requirements

  • DC metro area middle and high school teachers in any subject area.
  • Applications must be received by Jan. 20, 2015.

Wells Fargo logo

Wells Fargo is the exclusive sponsor of this professional development workshop.

Feb
7
Sat
Inside Media: Journalists Under Threat @ Knight TV Studio
Feb 7 @ 2:30 pm
Inside Media: Journalists Under Threat @ Knight TV Studio | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Joel Simon, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, talks about his new book, “The New Censorship: Inside the Global Battle for Media Freedom.”

The book examines how journalists are increasingly vulnerable to attack by authoritarian governments, militants, criminals and terrorists, who all seek to use technology, political pressure and violence to set the global information agenda.

Simon has written widely on press freedom issues for publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Columbia Journalism Review, The New York Review and Slate, and is featured regularly on NPR, BBC and CNN.

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.)

Feb
14
Sat
Girl Scouts Day at the Newseum @ Newseum
Feb 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Girl Scouts Day at the Newseum @ Newseum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Register before January 9, 2015 and receive a commemorative patch with your ticket!

Get the scoop with the Girl Scouts during a fun-filled day at the Newseum!

  • Show what you know about the Girl Scouts, women’s history and current events in the Newseum’s popular NewsMania game show.
  • Race across a giant game board and compete for prizes in Front Page Frenzy.
  • Learn how women’s suffrage activists used their First Amendment rights to bring attention to their cause.
  • Participate in a gallery talk on women in journalism.
  • Design a T-shirt, button or bumper sticker celebrating your right to free expression.
  • Sniff out all the great information about women in the news on the News Hound Scavenger Hunt.
  • Follow in the footsteps of pioneering investigative journalist Nellie Bly as you travel around the world on a Global Scavenger Hunt to learn about life in countries from Canada to North Korea.
  • Be sure to check back for schedule updates! 

To book your tickets, please submit a reservation request form or call the Newseum Education Department at 202/292-6650.