News Corporation News History Gallery

Permanent | Level 5

This 8,000-square-foot gallery is the largest of the Newseum’s 15 permanent galleries and covers more than 500 years of news history.

At the gallery’s center is a timeline that showcases nearly 400 historic newspaper front pages, newsbooks and magazines from the Newseum’s extensive collection. Ten interactive touch screens feature three different interactive exhibits and a database of news journalists.

Eight large cases explore a variety of timeless issues that confront journalists, including war reporting, sensationalism, media credibility and objectivity.
Five 25-seat theaters invite visitors to experience a variety of video productions that explore those issues in greater depth.

Now playing in the gallery’s five theaters:

Theater 1

“45 Words: A Story of the First Amendment”
Narrated by Martin Sheen
Running time: 15 minutes

Theater 2

“Bias”
Narrated by Cokie Roberts
Running time: 7 minutes

“Getting It Right”
Narrated by Bob Scheiffer
Running time: 8 minutes

“Sources”
Narrated by John Roberts
Running time: 8 minutes

Theater 3

“Power of the Image”
Narrated by Walter Cronkite
Running time: 8 minutes

Theater 4

“History of Newsreels”
Narrated by Frank Bond
Running time: 4 minutes, 30 seconds

“Hollywood Fact or Fiction”
Narrated by Jack Lemmon and Ron Howard
Running time: 7 minutes

Theater 5

“The Press and the Civil Rights Movement”
Narrated by Gwen Ifill and Frank Bond
Running time: 25 minutes

Visit our Films page for a full list of our award-winning videos.