Members of Congress pushing for memorial to honor fallen journalists

The Newseum's pending closure may signal a fading tribute to journalism in the nation's capital. But some U.S. senators are stepping up to make sure that isn't the case. This past week, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, became the seventh member of Congress to cosponsor a bipartisan bill introduced by Sens. Ben Cardin, D-Md., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, for a privately funded memorial honoring fallen journalists, broadcasters and photographers. The legislation would authorize the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation to build a memorial on federal land in D.C. A nonprofit affiliate of the National Press Club has already raised about $300,000 toward the effort. (Wash. Bus. Journal)

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