NEWS-eum. NEW-seum. Get it?

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We're on the road again — this time down the street. The new Newseum — is described thus in their press release. "The Newseum" a 250,000-square-foot museum of news — offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits." So those of you that thought it would be a Nerdeum, are dead wrong — this thing is hip. Plus, five centuries of news, is pretty awesome ("We have some breaking news — Caesar has just crossed the Rubicon..."). Today, though, we're concentrating on the part of the news that's mightily up to date — we're talking to a distinguished panel about theiragendas — Ana Marie Cox, Jerry Seib, Bill Kristol, and Clarence Page join us. Let us know how you think they're doing when it comes to the story of the day — the 2008 election. So join them — it's the state of political coverage.

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What an irony, a $450M amusement palace of past glories in news, while our daily news media shrivels and becomes more commercial and irrelevant by the day. Why is NPR celebrating this?

Sent by James Hanley | 1:10 PM | 4-11-2008

yeah, it just sounds hypocritical. couldn't some of that money go to help advance the current state of journalism?

Sent by dave | 12:18 AM | 4-18-2008