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The Newseum

I always loved writing. But I first knew I wanted to be a journalist when I was 16. It was my second time, but first real memory, of visiting Washington D.C. The leadership program I was with brought us to a number of museums (Smithsonian and the like) over the course of two weeks. The one that I will never forget: The Newseum. I remember approaching the giant rectangular building, blocks away from the iconic Capitol building. The front entrance, lined with glass cases displaying that morning’s front page of news from each of the 50 states. I studied those front pages until I was nearly dragged inside by my groups’ supervisors. Little did I know, those 50 front pages were only the beginning. I can only remember my time spent in The Newseum as awe-inspiring. I got lost in the Pulitzer Prize photojournalism exhibit. And the 9/11 exhibit displaying front page breaking news from around the world. And the story and simulation of the fall of the Berlin Wall. And the delicate archives dating back to the conception of newspapers in the 1800s. …