In 1997 the Newseum, an interactive museum of news and journalism for the public as well as the press, was founded in Rosslyn, Virginia. The museum moved to a much expanded seven-level 250,000 sq. ft. location on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. in 2008. Funded by the Freedom Forum, a nonpartisan foundation dedicated to "free press, free speech and free spirit for all people," the Newseum became one of Washington's most popular destinations. Besides the museum, the Newseum hosted a functioning high-definition television news production studio, hosting news broadcasts by Al Jazeera America, and that channel's Washington D.C. bureau. The Freedom Forum closed the Newseum on
December 31, 2019. During that period 10 million people visited the Newseum, but the cost of operating the very large facility was too great for the non-profit to absorb.
When I returned to this entry in September 2020 the Newseum was commemorated in the newseum.org website.