Newseum is a 250,000-square-foot museum about news. The institution “offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits” in its Washington, D.C., facility, according to its website. It sits adjacent to the Smithsonian museums on the National Mall.
Each day on its website, the institution picks the front pages they like the best from among the nation’s hundreds of daily newspapers. They feature the front pages on a post called “Today’s Top Ten Front Pages.” Generally the post follows a theme, and the theme from today’s Top Ten list is “Spooks and Sox.”
In his post regarding today’s honored selections, John Powell wrote: “It’s Halloween. For newspapers, that means spooky stories, haunting headlines and ghoulish graphics. Today’s phantom-filled front pages feature ghost sightings, haunted houses and scary weather. In news of the living, the Boston Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game Six of baseball’s World Series, scoring their third championship in 10 seasons. This Halloween, it looks like the curse of the Bambino is well and truly dead.”
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