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SMITHSONIAN.COM celebrates the creators, innovators and idea-makers who drive us forward to the future.  Furthering the Smithsonian mission "to increase and diffuse knowledge," reaches influentials across the web, engages them with what they want to know now, and gives them inspirational ideas, insights, and information to share.

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Sarah Laskow | Smart News editor

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2015 Online Editorial Calendar

What to See/Where to Travel in 2015  | January 2015 (Travel/Arts & Culture)

Evotourism  | January 2015 (Travel)

Today in History | January 2015 (History)

Photo Contest Finalists | February 2015 (Photography)

Best Small Towns | May 2015 (Travel)

The Future is Here | May 2015 (Innovation)

Lincoln Assassination Commemoration | February/March 2015 (History)

VE Day Commemoration (Air & Space) | May 2015 (History)

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Smithsonian Media partnered with Empire State Development (ESD) to create an interactive, informative online program designed to engage our site visitors and promote ESD's Path Through History initiative. The program included a custom-designed landing page with clickable map, tour categories and a mix-and-match itinerary creator that you could share.

Smithsonian Media created an exclusive Energy Special Report for Statoil that featured articles, videos, photos and info-graphics as well as a special unit that incorporated Statoil native content.