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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. …

Raleigh News & Observer adopts new newsroom practices

Newspapers are making great strides to modernize for today’s consumers, Thad Ogburn, Raleigh News & Observer metro editor, said Friday. As print media have experienced a rapid decline in readership, newspapers like the Raleigh News & Observer are doing everything it takes to survive. And to find a way to thrive, he said. “Knock on wood, the worst seems to be over,” Ogburn said. There was a time in the last few years when revenue decreases caused contraction of departments at the paper, said Ogburn. Ad revenue was partially at fault for the downsize, Ogburn said. But since, they have started selling ad sales online. W-e-b is the name of the game Nowadays, newspapers are creating content for their websites as much as they are for print. It’s easy to create content for the website, Ogburn said. Websites run stories that use a quick, inverted pyramid structure, said Ogburn, while print news goes beyond a straight news story into something deeper. One of the biggest changes the paper has made in the last few years is incorporating videography, Ogburn …