Commuters and tourists alike peruse the daily local and international news by passing the Newseum’s iconic location on Pennsylvania Avenue — but how exactly do we get this news? Recently, DC Refined followed a few Newseum staffers to explore our robust front pages from around the world, receiving a behind-the-scenes look at how we make this information accessible to the public.
At 8 a.m. each morning, for approximately 362 days of the year (excluding Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day), the Newseum displays powerful newspaper headlines from across the globe.
The Newseum receives more than 800 electronic files of newspaper front pages worldwide. Eighty of them are enlarged and printed for display each day in the Today’s Front Pages Gallery.
A front page can reveal as much about a newspaper and its community as it does about the day’s news. Find your local paper in our Today’s Front Pages online exhibit.
We encourage new contributions from newspapers in underrepresented geographic areas. Ask your newspaper to email email@example.com for specific instructions on how to participate.
With the Newseum’s Front Pages App, you can get hundreds of newspaper front pages daily on your phone or tablet. Browse newspaper websites, create a list of favorites for easy access and locate a newspaper by name or location using the map view. Download the app.
Looking for a front page from a historical date? NewseumED, which draws upon the content and collection of the Newseum for its educational resources and presents free classes at the Newseum for some of the 200,000 students who visit each year, has archived front pages from events of historical significance. Register for free to view NewseumED’s archived pages.
If you still can’t get enough news, the Newseum, Freedom Forum Institute and Our.News have launched Newstrition®, an interactive tool that helps users make informed decisions about what is real news and what is misinformation. The free Chrome and/or Firefox browser extension empowers readers with details about the online news outlets they regularly use. An interactive nutrition label for news, Newstrition aims to make it easy for users to get information on who created the news they are consuming. Get the tool!