Posted: Aug 24, 2010 3:55 PM by Melissa Canone
Updated: Aug 24, 2010 4:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Five years after Hurricane Katrina bore down
on the Gulf Coast, the Newseum in Washington is opening a special
one-year exhibit on how the disaster was reported.
The museum about news and the First Amendment also has produced
a film featuring reflections from journalists. Two newspapers
shared the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for public service for their efforts
- the New Orleans Times-Picayune and the Sun Herald of Biloxi and
The Newseum borrowed objects collected by journalists, the
newspapers and the Louisiana State Museum for what curators there
believe is the first major exhibit on Katrina. About 80 front pages
from around the world show how the story unfolded.
Visitors will get their first look at the objects on Friday.