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Barbara McCormack
Vice President/Education

Years with the Newseum: 22

Favorite artifact on NewseumED: Video recording of Justice Ginsburg presiding over Bradwell v. Illinois (1873) moot court.



Kim Ash

Years with the Newseum: 8

Favorite artifact on NewseumED: The Daisy Ad from the 1964 presidential election — if you think it's bad now, prepare to be very surprised!



Kirsti Kenneth
Curriculum Developer

Years with the Newseum: 11

Favorite artifact on NewseumED: A handwritten student newspaper from the Civil War. "Many a mother's heart grew sick" at the news that nine local men had been drafted into the Union Army.



Katharine Kosin
Museum Educator

Years with the Newseum: 7

Favorite artifact on NewseumED: This melodramatic account of Alexander Hamilton's death following his duel with Aaron Burr (sir). It shows that the excessive use of exclamation points and capslock seen online today is nothing new.



Dana Krafft
Volunteers Coordinator

Years with the Newseum: 3

Favorite artifact on NewseumED: The New York Post report on Orson Welles's Halloween radio program based on "The War of the Worlds." His adaptation was so realistic that thousands believed they were hearing news broadcasts of an actual Martian invasion of Earth!



Jessi McCarthy
Outreach Educator

Years with the Newseum: 3

Favorite artifact on NewseumED: The Denver Post reporting on the "sighs of relief" when Y2K didn't crash all of the world's computers.



Pierce McManus
Digital Communications and Outreach Director

Years with the Newseum: Joined January 2019

Favorite artifact on NewseumED: The infamous moment when President Truman poses with the inaccurate "Dewey Defeats Truman" front page that appeared in a rival newspaper.



Barbara Pearson
Outreach Coordinator

Years with the Newseum: 14

Favorite artifact on NewseumED: The Charleston Courier's flowery obituary in 1836 of James Madison.



Talisa Proctor
Field Trip Specialist

Years with the Newseum: 11

Favorite artifact on NewseumED: Rolling Stone magazine cover of presidential candidate Barack Obama in 2008.

EDClasses & Training

  • From Facts to Firewalls: Leading Free Speech Debates

    Get the First Amendment background and media literacy techniques to help students understand where and how they can exercise freedom of expression in a world of social media and social protests.

  • Is It Fair? Evaluate Your Media

    Are accusations of bias clogging your news feed? Are your students quick to point out that something's unfair — but not as ready to explain why? Tune up your “fairness meter” to assess how objective or biased content really is.

  • The Civil War: From the Front Lines to the Front Pages

    Students see how technology affected news coverage and public perception of the Civil War, then create their own front pages with breaking news, maps and telegrams.

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