Each year, the Newseum rededicates its Journalists Memorial in recognition of the dangers in the profession of journalism and those who have died in pursuit of news and information.
This year, the names of 21 journalists will be etched onto the memorial’s glass panels to represent all those who died or were killed in pursuit of the news in 2018. The selected journalists will be added to the 2,323 professionals currently recognized on the memorial, which includes journalists dating back to 1837. The memorial is rededicated annually to illustrate the ongoing dangers faced by journalists around the world.
Also on June 3, no newspapers will be displayed in the Today’s Front Pages exhibit outside the Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue, inside the Newseum or online. In their place will be blacked-out pages featuring the hashtag #WithoutNews. This annual #WithoutNews campaign encourages the public to consider what a world without journalists to report the news would look like. Join the campaign by updating your profile picture.