(Comm 232) Fun at the Newseum

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What is the Newseum?

Feb. 8, 2014, I went to the Newseum with my fellow PR students from the University of Maryland, College Park.  The Newseum, located in Washington D.C., is known for its amazing exhibits about different elements of news.  This interactive museum provides valuable information for everyone, and is a must see when visiting the Nation’s Capitol.

My Favorite Exhibit

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As an aspiring PR professional in field of digital communication, I enjoyed the HP New Media Gallery.  Upon entering the gallery, screens with different information surround you.  The gallery is entirely touch screen and includes different facts from around the world on the screens.  Creating your own virtual newspaper in the center of the gallery, simulates how real layout editors place information strategically on the front page.  Screens also soar all the way up to the ceiling and display a presentation on why social media is important in society.  The images presented stimulate the importance of accurate information and credible sources.  I spent 45 minutes walking from screen to screen absorbing as much information as possible.  For anyone who enjoys social media, your first stop in the Newseum should the HP New Media Gallery.

Other Great Exhibits

  • Anchorman: The Exhibit (Ends August 2014)
  • JFK “Creating Camelot” (Ends March 16, 2014)
  • Hank Greenspun Terrace on Pennsylvania Avenue  

For more information about the Newseum visit:

http://www.newseum.org/index.html

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNQ2OXnWL3zBwhblZYK9L5w

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