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The Newseum loses its home

Newseum front pages display
Front pages, many featuring Sen. John McCain, posted at the Newseum's front page display. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

"Johns Hopkins University is buying the landmark [Pennsylvania Avenue] building that houses the Newseum for $372.5 million, a purchase that will enable the struggling cultural institution devoted to news and the First Amendment to seek a new home in the Washington area," per the WashPost.

"We stand ready to continue much of the Newseum's important work ... through digital outreach, traveling exhibits, and web-based programs in schools around the world, as well as hopefully in a new physical home in the area."
Peter Prichard, chair of the Newseum board of trustees

The big picture: "The Freedom Forum — the private foundation that created the Newseum and that is its primary funder — said the museum will remain open at 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW for the rest of the year. ... [T]he Newseum posted an annual deficit each year."