Newseum Launches 10-Part ‘Future of News’ Series

By Andrew Gauthier 


The Newseum announced Tuesday the launch of “The Future of News,” a 10-part television series featuring interviews with well-known journalists and new media pioneers about the impact of the Internet and social media on news reporting. “The Future of News,” is slated to air in early 2010, and will be available via the distribution platforms of public television.

The initial 10 programs will be hosted by Frank Sesno, the award-winning broadcaster and professor at George Washington University. Panelists will include NBC’s Ann Curry; The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward; ABC’s Sam Donaldson; Tina Brown, founder and editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast; Craigslist founder Craig Newmark; Instapundit Glenn Reynolds; new media critic Jay Rosen; Politico co-founder Jim VandeHei; and Charles Sennott of Global Post.

The Newseum is an interactive museum of news located in Washington, D.C., which opened in April 2008. The museum’s exhibits and collections, which include thousands of historic newspapers, photographs and news-related artifacts, will be incorporated into the 30-minute programs to provide historical context.

“The Newseum is uniquely positioned to lead the discussion about where people will go to find accurate news in the future…This show will be a User’s Guide to News 2.0, bringing together the best and the brightest in both traditional and new media,” said Paul Sparrow, vice president of broadcasting for the Newseum.