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VIDEO: ‘CNN Politics Campaign 2016: Like, Share, Elect’ to open at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on 15 April 2016

by | Feb 3, 2016 | Press Releases

Exhibit’s cutting-edge technology plus real-time data provide an inside look at the 2016 Presidential Campaign


In partnership with CNN, the Newseum in Washington, DC has announced that on 15 April 2016, it will open “CNN Politics Campaign 2016: Like, Share, Elect,” a new interactive exhibit that tells the story of the 2016 presidential campaign in real-time. The exhibit will provide a one-of-a-kind immersive experience that allows visitors to explore the ways digital and social media have transformed how candidates campaign, how journalists cover elections and how the public participates in the political process.

Along with CNN Politics, the Newseum is partnering with FacebookInstagramZignal LabsPivit and FoxTales on this innovative educational experience that connects visitors to the campaign trail in relevant, fun and interactive ways. Newseum visitors will be able to explore a variety of ground-breaking on-screen experiences and video presentations that will put them at the centre of the campaign.

“Today, there is great excitement, anxiety and confusion — often all at the same time — about the technological disruption of the media, what it means for informed citizens, and how these new tools affect presidential elections,” said Jeffrey Herbst, president and CEO of the Newseum. “The exhibit will encourage visitors to engage in the democratic process by providing them access to new forms of information and big data perspectives throughout the 2016 election.”

Gallery guides and lesson plans are available at NewseumED.org to help learners of all ages gain a better understanding of presidential history, media literacy and the democratic process.

To learn more about the “CNN Politics Campaign 2016: Like, Share, Elect” exhibit, follow @Newseum and #LikeShareElect on Twitter. The exhibit will be on display until 22 January 2017, the last day of inauguration weekend.

Link to YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z26QX72hXY8

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3 February 2016

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