“Journalism is the First Rough Draft of History”: NEWSEUM


“Journalism is the first rough draft of history.” -Philip Graham

In case you’re wondering I’m quite the sucker for a good museum. I love em. Since I have been able to travel to D.C. a lot over the past few years, I always try to stop and look at some of the sites or go to some of the museums with M. My favorite museum of all is the Spy Museum but next to it, I’d probably go with the NEWSEUM. I was able to go there are on my last weekend in DC with M before I took leave and headed to Japan. It was amazing! This is coming from too very active nerds though. haha. We started our tour off with a look at one of the towers found on the Berlin wall. The berlin wall just a smidge before my time, I was a tiny baby when that world news was happening, so it was very interesting to see and hear some of the drama.

A Watch Tower from the Berlin Wall

An indication of where you were in relation to the wall.

The day the wall Fell.

Graffiti on the Wall

I would say this is a very sad museum. The only happy exhibit I saw was about one of the greatest sports photographers John Rooney. Those were some of the happiest photos in the entire museum and I have a feeling its because most news reports are looking for the shock and awe factor, which has always led to very serious and sad stories.

THE 9/11 EXHIBIT

Newspapers from every Country talking about the Terrorist Attack

Fisheye view.

The tippy top of one of the tower that was recovered from the wreckage

A picture of all the photographers who have lost their lives doing what they love best over the past years

There are many different exhibits that i have not talked about at the NEWSEUM. The two that were the most emotional for me, were the 9/11 exhibit, and the Pulitzer prize winners photographers. Most of those photographs were about impending doom of something or pictures of moments frozen in time right before someones death or right after some giant disaster. It was very moving too see and when I left the entire rest of the day I felt this ache in my heart. It was very emotional.

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