HP Donates $5 Million To Newseum For New Media Gallery

Hewlett Packard (HP) has announced the beginning of a 10 year long collaboration with Newseum to focus upon the impact of technology on news gathering.

HP will donate $5 million to Newseum to help it develop a gallery showcasing how changes in technology have influenced the press, media and journalism, Market Watch reports.

The computing giant will donate the amount over the ten year collaboration to help develop the new Media Gallery.

The gallery, which is expected to open by 2012, will offer its visitors an opportunity to explore the ways in which emerging and ever evolving standards of technology played a major role in the way news is distributed and accessed, whilst challenging the traditional methods.

"Our technology is harnessing the power of information to change the equation for people, businesses and society. This interactive, innovative venture will examine what the changing equation means for the news media and news consumers around the world," said senior vice president and chief of marketing at HP, Michael Mendenhall.