Are you heading to D.C. this year? This week one of the most popular D.C. museums just made an exciting announcement.
Just announced this week: 2019 at the Newseum will be the YEAR OF THE STUDENT JOURNALIST.
According to the press release, this theme was developed to recognize “...the important role of student journalists, the impact they make, the challenges they face and to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1969 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, which defended the free press and free speech rights of students.”
So what will this look like at the Newseum?
Throughout 2019, the Newseum will be showcasing high school and college student newspapers in its Front Pages display on Pennsylvania Avenue, as well as integrating student work into its existing exhibits throughout the museum.
Read more information about activities and events at the Newseum throughout the year.
ABOUT THE NEWSEUM
The mission of the Newseum, located in Washington, D.C., is to increase public understanding of the importance of a free press and the First Amendment. Student groups can experience how news is made through the lens of a journalist with interactive exhibits that highlight the importance of our First Amendment rights.
Interested in learning more about the Newseum? Read licensed D.C. Tour Guide Aaron Killian’s personal experience taking NationsClassroom’s student groups to the Newseum here.