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Barbara McCormack
Vice President/Education

Years with the Freedom Forum: 22

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



Kim Ash

Years with the Freedom Forum: 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!



Katharine Kosin
Museum Educator

Years with the Freedom Forum: 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 Freedom Forum: 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 Freedom Forum: 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 Freedom Forum: 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 Freedom Forum: 14

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



Talisa Proctor
Field Trip Specialist

Years with the Freedom Forum: 11

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

EDClasses & Training

  • 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.

  • You Can’t Say That in School?!

    Students debate court cases to learn how far First Amendment protections extend in public schools, and why limits may be necessary.

  • You Can’t Say That?!

    Students learn about restrictions to freedom of speech in public life, then debate court cases that determined when and why those limits apply.

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