Newseum Schmoozeum

We weren’t surprised that something called a Newseum is being backed by a collective $52 million donation from nearly all of the major news organizations our media’s capitol. Given the upper egos associated with these companies, however, we were surprised that their donations were broken out in the accompanying press release:

  • The New York Times — Ochs-Sulzberger Family, $10 million, Great Hall of News (atrium)
  • News Corporation, $10 million, News History Gallery
  • The Greenspun family of Las Vegas, $7 million, Terrace on Pennsylvania Avenue
  • NBC Universal, $5 million, Interactive Newsroom
  • Time Warner, $5 million, World News Gallery
  • Hearst Corporation, $5 million, Power of News Theater
  • ABC News/Walt Disney Company, $5 million, Changing Exhibits Gallery
  • The Pulliam family, $5 million, Great Books Gallery

    Newseum Receives $52 Million Gift From News Organizations [WaPo]

    UPDATE: A pic, via FishbowlDC, of Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. at the Newseum podium:

    Arthur Sulzberger Jr. at the podium and Newseum president Peter Prichard, seated [Photo credit: Newseum/Sam Kittner]