The Observer

Newseum leaves more than a black and white legacy

The Newseum may no longer exist, but its spirit and dedication to exceptional journalism has inspired generations of Americans to value the freedom of speech, expression and press.

By Emily Zhang, News Editor

February 12, 2020

After 11 years and 10 million visitors, the Newseum closed Dec. 31, 2019, due to unsustainable operating costs and was sold to Johns Hopkins University. First opened by the Freedom Forum in 1997, the Newseum was a well known museum that strived to teach visitors the role of free press through a multitu...

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