On Monday, June 3, no newspapers will be displayed in the Today’s Front Pages exhibit outside the Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue, inside the Newseum or online at newseum.org. The newspaper blackout marks the Newseum’s fifth annual #WithoutNews campaign, meant to raise awareness of the threats to journalists around the world.
On the same day, at a 10 a.m. ceremony,the museum rededicates its Journalists Memorial, which recognizes journalists who died or were killed in the pursuit of news. This year, the names of 21 journalists will be etched onto the memorial’s glass panels to represent all those who died or were killed in pursuit of the news in 2018. The selected journalists will be added to the 2,323 professionals currently recognized on the memorial, which includes journalists dating back to 1837.