Located in Arlington, the Newseum is the only museum dedicated to journalism. Open
since April of 1997, The Newseum has interactive displays where visitors can try their
hand at being a TV anchor, sports announcer, investigative reporter or other jobs in the
field of broadcasting and reporting.
Exhibits demonstrate how the elements of a story are put together and give a behind the
scenes perspective on the news. Perhaps the biggest scoop ever, Columbuss letter to
Queen Isabella about his discovery of the New World is on display.
Also inside the Newseum is a news Gallery where visitors can catch the news hot off the
press. Radio broadcasts from around the world can be heard, as well as a display of the
headlines of 70 newspapers.
Next to the Newseum is Freedom Park, where a memorial is dedicated to 934 reporters who
died on assignment.