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Media Ethics Team Building

This one-hour enrichment program introduces principles of ethical journalism to your team and gets them debating how media cover today’s stories.

The press may be free, but is it a free-for-all? Is it okay to clean up a quote, or go on air without knowing the entire story? Using real-life case studies, your team debates how to apply these principles and experiences the decision-making process that goes on behind-the-scenes in journalism. Participants learn to express and respect different viewpoints, all while becoming more informed media consumers.

Booking Information

Groups larger than class capacity will be assigned staggered class times based on your group’s window of availability. *Additional times and locations may be available in conjunction with a Newseum event rental.

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How to register and enroll

For more information or to book a team-building exercise for your group, please call the Education reservation line at 202/292-6650 or contact Reservations must be made and final payment received at least two weeks before the program date. Please be advised that your preferred date may not be available, so have at least two dates in mind. We recommend arriving at the Newseum no later than 15 minutes before your scheduled program time.

Cancellation policy:

All sales are final. If you need to reschedule or cancel your program, please contact the Education Department at 202/292-6650 OR email before the date of your scheduled trip. There are no refunds for no shows or unused tickets.

Accessibility Questions?

Assistance (e.g. ASL interpretation, assistive listening, description) for programs/tours can be arranged with at least seven business days’ notice. Please contact AccessUs at or by calling 202/292-6453.

  • Topics:
    News & Media
  • Level:
  • Cost:
    $30 per person, which includes admission to the Newseum
  • Duration:
    60 minutes
  • Days Offered:
    Monday through Friday*
  • Time Offered:
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m.*
  • Capacity:
    Max 36 in the Learning Center
  • Minimum Enrollment:
    10 participants
  • Format:
    At the Newseum

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