I love the world of journalism. In high school, I was a member of the newspaper staff for three years. Joining the school's publication granted me access to resources, opportunities, and experiences that I would otherwise have missed out on, had I not participated in it. We went to a total of three conventions across the country, from Boston to San Diego to Washington, D.C.
I remember passing by the Newseum in November and thinking about how incredible it was that there were hundreds of global publications in the same room. We had the chance to visit the Newseum this past weekend and I strongly encourage everyone to visit it at some point!
The 9/11 Memorial exhibit was fascinating and incredibly humbling to view. Hundreds of front pages lined the wall, each bearing graphic images of the terrorist attacks on September 11th. Nearly every nation was accounted for on that wall. This exhibit made me wonder if tragedy and potential threats are two aspects that will always draw humankind together.
One of my favorite parts of the Newseum was their mini-polls. The exhibits all highlighted the importance of freedom of speech, something that is also valued in the journalistic realm. There were several areas across the museum that allowed visitors to cast their "votes" in current, controversial polls.
I participated in the the poll regarding same-sex marriage.
Do I agree with the Supreme Court's decision (June 26th) to legalize same-sex marriage in every state?
Click the left arrow to see where I placed my sticker!
Hell yeah, I do.
Ultimately, my afternoon at the Newseum was eye opening and entertaining. I will definitely be making my way back to Judiciary Square sometime soon!