The Cyber Newseum was created by the Newseum, an interactive museum located in Arlington, Va., that takes visitors behind the scenes to see and experience how and why news is made. The Cyber Newseum highlights several of the museum’s exhibitions online, showing what it’s like to be on the front lines and in the trenches reporting on conflicts that affect the fates of nations, cultures, and human lives. The “War Stories” exhibit demonstrates what it’s like to a war correspondent, with interview clips from correspondents from World War II, the Korean conflict, Vietnam, Desert Storm, and other international conflicts. This history of war reporting includes first-hand stories told by the men and women who have gone to battle with pens and cameras. “Holocaust, the Untold Story” examines the role of the press during World War II. The exhibit asks whether a more aggressive press during that conflict might have saved lives. It dispels the myth that the Holocaust was a secret and explores the reasons why newspapers downplayed the horrifying reports from Europe. “Capture the Moment: Pulitzer Prize-winning Photographs” displays the images that have touched the American consciousness over the years. The exhibit displays every Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph since 1941–the first year a photograph was eligible for the award–to the present day. The site’s Shockwave version includes accompanying narration by the actual photographers who have won journalism’s most prestigious award. This is a great resource to get kids thinking critically about what they see and hear reported in the news.

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