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Sound Clips From the Newseum

Courtesy of the Newseum

One of the Newseum's most informative exhibits is the news history gallery, showing you how journalists have done their jobs through the centuries. The gallery is accompanied by an audio tour. Here, you can listen to two selections from the audio tour.

These audio clips are .AU format files. To figure out how to play them, see our Web Outfitter.

  • Margaret Fuller, a groundbreaking female journalist in the 1840s, wasn't even allowed in her newspaper's offices -- they were an all-male preserve. Hear part of her story. (395K, 50 seconds)

  • Photos were banned at the electric-chair execution of Ruth Snyder in the 1920s. So how did a tabloid photographer get his famous shot? Find out. (609K, 77 seconds)

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