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What you'll learn

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.

  • Adult
60 minutes
Day(s) offered
Time(s) offered
9 a.m.–3 p.m. ET

$30 per person

Includes admission to the Newseum

Venue and Capacity
  • Learning Center (max 36)
Minimum enrollment
10 participants
Enrollment type
Registration required

Classes at the Newseum: Classes must be requested at least two weeks in advance. Additional times and locations may be available in conjunction with a Newseum event rental.

We recommend arriving at the Newseum at least than 15 minutes before your scheduled class time. 


You can register by completing our online form
, calling 202/292-6650 or emailing

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.

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.

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