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Newseum visitors read the new sign in the World News Gallery regarding yesterday's incident in Montana.
It reads "The Republican candidate in a special congressional election in Montana was charged with assaulting a journalist after the reporter asked him a question about health care policy. It was the latest in a string of attacks on press freedom in the United States.
Ben Jacobs, reporter for The Guardian, reported that he was "body-slammed" and his glasses broken on May 25 while attempting to interview Greg Gianforte, candidate for the U.S. House, about the Republican health care plan. Jacob's account was supported by reporters for Fox News and BuzzFeed who witnessed the attack.
It was the latest in a series of incidents in which journalists have been physically assaulted or arrested while reporting the news, including a Congressional Quarterly reporter pinned against a wall at a federal government office in Washington, D.C., a public radio reporter arrested after questioning a Trump administration official in West Virginia, and an Alaska Dispatch News reporter slapped by a state senator after he published a critical story.
The Committee to Protect Journalists denounced the attack saying, "Public figures in Montana and through the U.S. should condemn the violent assault of a reporter by a congressional candidate." Freedom House, an organization that monitors press freedom around the world, has cited the Trump administration's "hostility toward the fundamental principles and purposes of press freedom" as causing decline in press freedom in the U.S."

There's no party, politician, candidate, or issue that's off limits in the world of editorial satire, and Jim Morin of the @miamiherald has satirized presidents and political issues since the 1970's. His 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoons now appear in the Newseum.

Another one of the intimate family portraits featured in "Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe." #JFK100

Today, archives and museums across the country are celebrating the 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's birth (his actual birthday is May 29!) This image is from "Creating Camelot," an exhibit featuring the Kennedy photography of Jacques Lowe, which returns to the Newseum this fall. #JFK100

Lots of Newseum visitors this weekend left their vote to answer the question: President Trump suggests replacing press briefings with written statements. Do you agree?

@newseumed presenting to Palo Alto High school's 5th period journalism class. They are informing students about fighting fake news! #fightingfakenews #newseum #newseumed

@newseumed has Palo Alto High school journalism students write their very own fake news headlines!

@newseumed is visiting Palo Alto HS today to pilot the new #fightingfakenews class! Students are learning media literacy and how to discern credible sources from those that can't be verified 📰

Photo Credit: Brian Wilson, Journalism Advisor at Palo Alto High School

David Fahrenthold stopped by the Newseum earlier today to drop off the notebook he used to chronicle his long-running search for charities that might have received money from Trump's own pocket.
Artifact credit: David A. Fahrenthold

Still need to pick up a Mother's Day gift? The Newseum has the "Why We March" book with a collection of photographs from the 2017 Women's March. Find it in store or online (you can visit the store without paying admission - just go to the front desk to check in!)

#TBT to this 1965 Epiphone Casino electric guitar played by John Lennon. You can see this and other #rockpolitics artifacts in our "Louder Than Words" exhibit!

GAME 7 Capitals v. Penguins is tonight! The Newseum is ready to rock the red and root for the Caps! #letsgocaps #rockthered #capspens

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