What We're Reading: The Downfall of the Newseum

By David Schonauer   Monday February 11, 2019

When it opened in Washington D.C. a decade ago, the dazzling, glass-walled Newseum was meant to underscore the importance of journalism and the First Amendment as cornerstones of democracy. Ten years later, the Newseum is shrinking into an uncertain future, the distress sale of its building to Johns Hopkins University marking the end of a troubled tenure that has become a cautionary tale of bloated budgets and unrealized ambition. “[I]ts downfall has long been foretold, but it is still a gut punch to an industry labeled the ‘enemy of the people’ by President Trump and struggling with digital-era financial troubles galore,” notes The Washington Post.

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