we were told this would take all day by a friend and I had seen enough after about 2.5 hrs. First of all, the majority of the news that is displayed is very left. The majority of the news you'll see is from NY Times/ Washington Post, MSNBC, Colbert Report, John Stewart, and SNL News clips.
There was a very touching area about famous pictures throughout history. It was very moving. There was also a 'shrine' to JFK and the Camelot Legacy. Some interesting info into the minds of the Unabomber and Oklahoma Bombing. As well as a look into the FBI and Mob bosses.
We were really excited about the 4-D movie experience, but were left very disappointed that after waiting 10 minutes in the holding room, we entered the theatre and were told that they didn't have any glasses for anyone. So sit back and enjoy. So we watched a 15 min, blurry movie which was poorly scripted/acted/produced. As we left, we overheard many of the other viewers upset that no one was told prior to the viewing that no one would have glasses. After the movie, we tried to enjoy the rest of the Newseum but continued to not be impressed for the $22/pp we paid to get in. The interactive HP news area wasn't all that interactive. You can make a newspaper page on a touchscreen and publish it to a bigger TV for other people to read. Basically dragging and dropping articles into template. As for the history of newspapers, that section was pretty cool. They have a lot of first publications and important papers on display. Due to the preservation, the lighting is very dim, so it's hard to read them, but non the less, it was neat. Another part that was fun and interactive was the green screen. You get to read a monitor of fake news, and you're recorded and can see yourself acting like a real news anchor. They have a section coming soon about the movie Anchorman...Not really news related but I guess it will get fans to come plop $22 to see it. There was also another 'interactive' section near the green screens where they ask you questions/survey about what you would do in certain situations. Seemed like a waste of space. ie) sneak a camera into an event/situation in order to get the real story...etc. Finishing with the Liberal gift shop, that has t-shirts that say, "if you were a republican before, you're probably a democrat now". I can take a joke, but most of the stuff they were selling was along those lines, very one sided.
Overall, we would have rather seen a different museum for $22...The spy museum was pretty interesting if you're having trouble deciding.