Washington D.C.’s Newseum features front page of Uncaged

Washington, D.C.’s Newseum featured the Feb. 13 front page of Uncaged, the student-produced news publication of Stockbridge High School. Editor-in-chief, senior Logan Connolly, wrote and designed the concept.

Newseum, considered one of the most interactive museums in the world, pursues the mission of increasing public understanding of the importance of a free press and the First Amendment.

“If you have ever visited the Newseum, you’ll understand our awe,” said SHS English Department Chair and journalism/yearbook teacher Elizabeth Cyr.

Uncaged and its student journalists are no strangers to awards and nationwide recognition. In October 2018, Uncaged newspaper and website were awarded a Crown Finalist from CSPA. September 2018, the Uncaged news team learned it had earned a Gold Medalist from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

Newseum visitors experience the story of news, the role of a free press in major events in history, and how the core freedoms of the First Amendment — religion, speech, press, assembly and petition — apply to their lives.

The Newseum has seven levels with 15 galleries and 15 theaters. Exhibits include the 9/11 Gallery Sponsored by Comcast, which displays the broadcast antennae from the top of the World Trade Center; the Berlin Wall Gallery, whose eight concrete sections are one of the largest displays of the original wall outside Germany; and the Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery, which features photographs from every Pulitzer Prize–winning entry dating back to 1942.

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