Author: Sharon Shahid

Fallen Journalists Recognized at Newseum

Rededication of the Journalists Memorial

Family, friends and fellow journalists gathered in the Newseum’s Journalists Memorial June 6 to recognize 20 men and women from 11 countries who were killed in 2015 while covering the news and whose names were added to the memorial.
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World Press Freedom Remained Low in 2015

press freedom map

The percentage of the world’s population that has access to a free press remained at its lowest point in more than a decade in 2015, according to an annual report released by Freedom House.
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Herbst: Op-ed in WSJ

Jeffrey Herbst

The Newseum CEO writes about the evolving landscape of media consumption on social media in a new op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal.
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Freedom of Information Day at the Newseum

National Freedom of Information Day

Legal experts and open government advocates gathered in Newseum’s Knight Conference Center on March 11, 2016, for the 18th National Freedom of Information Day conference.
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Justice Breyer Holds Court at the Newseum

NBC News Justice correspondent Pete Williams and associate justice Stephen Breyer

Associate justice Stephen Breyer discussed the current challenges for the Supreme Court at a special program Feb. 25 at the Newseum.
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Washington Post Reporter Convicted

Jason Rezaian

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, who has been held in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison since 2014, was found guilty Oct. 11 following a secret trial on charges of espionage.
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‘What Went Wrong’ at Rolling Stone?

Rolling Stone

In every conceivable way, Rolling Stone magazine flunked the basic tenets of Journalism 101. Now, in the aftermath of a scathing report and a lawsuit, the magazine is learning that being wrong comes with a steep price.
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Fake, Real News Merge on Front Pages

Fake, Real News Merge on Front Pages

The fine line between serious news and infotainment was on striking display Wednesday as stories about the career trajectories of Brian Williams and Jon Stewart were given equal billing and gravitas on newspaper front pages across the country.
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Third Journalist Executed by Islamic State

Kenji Goto

Kenji Goto, a freelance journalist who was the focus of a last-minute prisoner swap involving Japan and Jordan, has been beheaded by the Islamic State, or ISIS.
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Journalists Killed in Attack on French Weekly

Charlie Hebdo attack

“Darkest day of the history of the French press” is a horrific example of the battle between tyranny and freedom of expression.
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