May 03, 2019
WASHINGTON — The Freedom Forum has selected Savills to lead its search for new temporary office space in downtown Washington, D.C. The new space will be a short-term home that will enable the Freedom Forum to continue its mission to champion the five freedoms of the First Amendment while the organization transitions out of the Newseum and its current offices at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue. The Freedom Forum anticipates the move will take place in the first half of 2020.
In January 2019, the Freedom Forum announced it had entered into an agreement, subject to all necessary city and regulatory approvals, to sell the 555 Pennsylvania Avenue building to Johns Hopkins University, a premier academic institution that will use it as a new consolidated center for its DC-based graduate programs.
The new offices will be home to the staff of the Freedom Forum, the Newseum and the Freedom Forum Institute. The organizations will continue to host compelling public programs about a free press and the five freedoms of the First Amendment.
The Freedom Forum Institute is the education and outreach partner of the Freedom Forum and the Newseum. The Institute includes the First Amendment Center, the Religious Freedom Center, the Newseum’s education department and diversity and inclusion programs. The Freedom Forum Institute’s affiliate organizations include the Al Neuharth Media Center at the University of South Dakota; the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics at the University of Mississippi; and the John Seigenthaler Center at Vanderbilt University. The Freedom Forum Institute is a 501(c)(3) public charity funded by generous individuals, corporations and foundations, including its principal funder, the Freedom Forum.