Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Newseum's Today's Front Pages : The website for the Newseum, DC's interactive news and journalism museum dedicated to"free press, free speech and free spirit for all people," provides virtual visitors with a comprehensive, eagle-eyed view of world news with a feature that links to the brick-and-mortar institution's Today's Front Pages exhibit. Every morning the front page news from over 700 newspapers across the globe is submitted for consideration for the TFP exhibition, but only a small fraction (about 80 front pages) make it to the exhibit. However, all submissions, including those that don't make the initial cut, are included in the online version of TFP, where sources can be sorted by region or visualized geographically on a world map. While there is a substantially larger concentration of American publications, the site states that "with exception of student newspapers, any daily with an interest and the technological capability of transmitting their front pages can be a part of the online exhibit."

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