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The Newseum is located at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Sixth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., on America’s Main Street between the White House and the U.S. Capitol and adjacent to the Smithsonian museums on the National Mall. The exterior’s unique architectural features include a 74-foot-high marble engraving of the First Amendment and an immense front wall of glass through which passers-by can watch the museum fulfill its mission of providing a forum where the media and the public can gain a better understanding of each other. The Newseum features seven levels of galleries, theaters, retail spaces and visitor services. It offers a unique environment that takes museumgoers behind the scenes to experience how and why news is made. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation promotes journalism excellence worldwide and invests in the vitality of U.S. communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. Since 1950, Knight Foundation has made more than $454 million in grants to support journalism. The Annenberg Foundation is the successor corporation to the Annenberg School at Radnor, Penn., established in 1958 by Walter H. Annenberg. It exists to advance the public well-being through improved communication. As the principal means of achieving its goal, the foundation encourages the development of more effective ways to share ideas and knowledge. Walter H. Annenberg (1908-2002) enjoyed a distinguished career as a publisher, broadcaster, diplomat and philanthropist. Leonore Annenberg (1918-2009) was president and chairman of the Annenberg Foundation. She was chief of protocol for the United States during Ronald Reagan’s presidency. The New York Times Company, a media company with 2010 revenues of $2.4 billion, publishes The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe and 15 other daily newspapers. Over the years, The New York Times Company’s properties have been awarded many journalism awards, including 132 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other news organization. Along with the Times Co., Arthur O. Sulzberger and his sisters, Judith P. Sulzberger (1923-2011), Ruth S. Holmberg and Marian S. Heiskell, pledged their support of the Great Hall of News

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