Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Newseum....Whoever Came Up With This is Really Good!

Just put your mouse on a city anywhere in the world and the newspaper headlines pop up...
The Newseum displays these daily newspaper front pages in their original, unedited form. Just double click and the page gets larger....you can read the entire paper on some if you click on the right place. You can spend forever here.

This site changes every day with the publication of new editions of each paper. For example, today's Newseum includes 777 front pages from 77 countries. If you look at the European papers, the far left side of Germany will pop up as The Stars & Stripes (European edition, of course). (Some front pages may contain material that is objectionable to some visitors. Viewer discretion is advised.)

Something else I didn't know, even though I have been to Washington, D.C. a few times, is that there is actually a museum called, "The Newseum" which is located at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Sixth Street, N.W.

The Newseum is a 250,000-square-foot museum of news and offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits. According to the site, "The Newseum features seven levels of galleries, theaters, retail spaces and visitor services. It offers a unique environment that takes museumgoers behind the scenes to experience how and why news is made."

And if all of this wasn't enough, Elvis is coming to The Newseum on March 12, 2010.

I hope you enjoy the site as much as I have and a special thanks to RD for the letting me know about The Newseum! J.T.

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