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Stop the Presses!

In this one-hour experience, discover how newspaper editors decide what makes the front page every day, then race to design your own front page by deadline.

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You’re the editors-in-chief — can you decide what stories are newsworthy and make deadline? In Stop the Presses!, you’ll take on the roles of editors and designers and investigate the factors that influence which stories make the cut. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you’ll work in teams to design your own front page. It’s a race to make deadline — and working together is the only way to finish in time!

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 educationprograms@newseum.org. Reservations must be made and final payment received at least two weeks before the program date. 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 educationprograms@newseum.org 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 AccessUs@newseum.org or by calling 202/292-6453.

  • Level:
    Professionals
  • Cost:
    $30 per participant | includes admission to the Newseum
  • Days Offered:
    Monday through Friday*
  • Time Offered:
    between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.*
  • Capacity:
    max 36 in the Learning Center
  • Minimum Enrollment:
    12 participants

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