Edward McCain at the first DTMH in 2014Join us at "Dodging the Memory Hole 2016: Saving Online News," where we will explore solutions to the most urgent threat to cultural memory today - the loss of online news content. Journalistic content published on websites and through social media channels, is fragile and easily lost in a tsunami of digital content. Join other professional journalists, librarians, archivists, technologists and entrepreneurs in addressing the urgent need to save the first rough draft of history in digital form.

The two-day forum — hosted by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Journalism Digital News Archive (JDNA)UCLA Library and the Educopia Institute — will feature thought leaders, stakeholders and digital preservation practitioners who are passionate about preserving born-digital news. Sessions will update attendees about existing initiatives, examine critical issues and create a national agenda for protecting online journalism.

About the Dodging the Memory Hole series

This is the fourth event in the DTMH conference series focusing on preserving born-digital news content. Its name, Dodging the Memory Hole, comes from George Orwell’s “1984,” in which photographs and documents conflicting with “Big Brother’s” narrative were tossed into a “memory hole” and destroyed. Today’s memory hole is largely the unintentional result of technological systems not designed to keep information for the long term. The previous three events were held at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library in Charlotte, North Carolina and the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.

For more information about the Journalism Digital News Archive and how you can help save the “first rough draft of history,” like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, follow us on LinkedIn or sign up for our Dodging the Memory Hole newsletter 

Want to learn more? Attend a free webinar.

Do you want to learn more about the topic before you register? Have you already registered and want to prepare for attending the event? Sign up now for an informative DTMH 2016 webinar. Visit the webinar page for more information.

Register for one of the following webinar dates:

2 to 3 p.m. CDT Wednesday, Aug. 17.
2 to 3 p.m. CDT Friday, Sept. 16.

Scholarship opportunities for graduate students

Travel scholarships are available for select graduate students to attend the forum at the UCLA Library on Oct. 13 and 14. The travel scholarship committee is especially interested in working with students from underrepresented and underserved communities. The deadline to apply is Aug. 31. Selection of scholarship recipients will be based on availability of funding and a one-page letter of interest.

For complete details on the scholarship benefits, eligibility and application process, visit the scholarship page.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, award RE-33-16-0107-16.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow IMLS on Facebook and Twitter.

Check back as we add more speakers to the lineup.

Peter Arnett, Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent

Peter Arnett

Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent Peter Arnett spent a lifetime covering wars and international crises for major American news organizations, from Vietnam to 2003's Gulf War II and the long bloody aftermath. 

Arnett is best known for his live television reporting from Baghdad during the first Gulf War in 1991. His coverage is credited with making CNN a household name. Millions of viewers tuned in around the world to watch his dramatic live TV accounts of the intense bombing campaign and his interview with President Saddam Hussein. Arnett won a television Emmy for that assignment.

Thirty years earlier as a young news correspondent, Arnett began covering the Vietnam War for The Associated Press. That assignment would last 13 years, from the buildup of U.S. military advisers in the early 1960s to the fall of Saigon in 1975. 

Arnett wrote more than 2,000 news stories from Vietnam for the AP, mainly eyewitness accounts of major battles between American forces and the North Vietnamese army. The late writer-historian David Halberstam described Arnett as "the best reporter of the whole Vietnam War" in his book “The Best and the Brightest.” Arnett received the Pulitzer Prize and many other awards for his Vietnam coverage. 

The 81-year-old Arnett was born in New Zealand and began his career at The Southland Times newspaper in Invercargill. Arnett joined the fledgling CNN in 1981 after a 20-year career with the AP. He changed from print to TV, he says, because he felt television news was taking over from traditional print coverage as the primary means of news delivery. During the next 18 years Arnett and his CNN TV crews covered wars and civil disturbances in scores of countries in Latin America, the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa.

As the fear of terrorism grew in the 1990s Arnett kept returning to Afghanistan. He was the first western journalist to have a TV interview with the arch-terrorist Osama Bin Laden, taking place in a shepherd’s hut in the al-Qaida stronghold of the Tora Bora mountains.   

Arnett earlier had written his autobiography "Live from the Battlefield" published by Simon & Schuster in 1994. It received much critical praise and was named a "Book of the Year" by The New York Times.  Lee Winfrey wrote in the Philadelphia Inquirer, "Peter Arnett is one of the greatest war correspondents of all time. He has now written one of the best autobiographies ever wrought by anyone in his dangerous trade."

Arnett joined China’s Shantou University Cheung Kong School of Journalism as a professor in 2007, and remained in that post for seven years, lecturing also at major Chinese and Asian universities. He has been named an emeritus professor of communications at Shantou.

In the Queen’s honors of 2006, Arnett was named an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to journalism. He is a dual citizen of the United States and New Zealand. His home is in Fountain Valley, California.

Katherine Boss, New York University

Katherine BossKatherine Boss is the Librarian for Journalism, Media, Culture and Communication at New York University. Her research focuses on the issues facing born-digital news content and pedagogies in library instruction. She holds a bachelor’s in Journalism from Grand Valley State University and two master’s degrees, in Library and Information Science from Long Island University, and in Media Studies from The New School. She is the co-leader of the Archiving and Preserving News Applications Working Group of the Journalism Digital News Archive.

Meredith Broussard, New York University

Meredith BroussardMeredith Broussard is an assistant professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. Her current research focuses on artificial intelligence in investigative reporting, with a particular interest in using data analysis for social good. 

A former features editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer, she has also worked a software developer at AT&T Bell Labs and the MIT Media Lab. Her features and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, Harper’s, Slate, The Washington Post, and other outlets.

She holds a BA from Harvard University and an MFA from Columbia University. Follow her on Twitter @merbroussard or contact her via meredithbroussard.com.

Jane Cotler, The New York Times

Jane CotlerJane Cotler is a software engineer at The New York Times. Her journey with the Times archive began when she developed a content matching algorithm for TimesMachine, which led her into a modernization initiative for the digital archive. When she isn’t swimming in Times content, Jane is lead developer on a backend service for content delivery. Jane graduated from MIT with a double major in Computer Science and Comparative Media Studies. She is a New York City native and aspiring foodie who studies psychology in her free time.

Chris Freeland, Washington University Libraries

Chris FreelandChris Freeland is the associate university librarian for digital initiatives at Washington University Libraries, and is a principal investigator on “Documenting the Now,” a Mellon-funded project to build a research data infrastructure for social media archives.

Hjalmar Gislason, Qlik

Hjalmar GislasonSelf-proclaimed data nerd Hjalmar Gislason is the vice president of data for visual analytics software company Qlik. In this role, he is responsible for product management for “all things data", including data connectivity, data management and Qlik’s big data efforts.

Gislason is the founder of four software companies in mobile, search and data aggregation. He joined Qlik through the acquisition of his company – DataMarket.

He is an angel investor in several startup companies and he also serves as the chairman of the board of directors for Kjarninn, an Icelandic media company. In addition he’s a board member of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting.

Through Gislason’s work with data and journalism, he has been active in various data preservation and data journalism initiatives with particular interest in how to use data technologies not only to present data in the media, but also help journalists extract information from available data, and ensure the preservation of data assets over time.

Mark Graham, Internet Archive

Mark GrahamMark Graham has created and managed innovative online products and services since 1984. Mark is currently Director of the Wayback Machine at the Internet Archive, responsible for capturing, preserving and helping people discover and use, more than 1 billion web captures each week. Mark was mostly recently Senior Vice President with NBC News where he managed several business units including a live, mobile, video platform for collaborative citizen reporting. Mark was Senior Vice President of Technology with iVillage, an early Internet company that focused on women and community.

As an early internet pioneer he managed technology and business development at The WELL and lead their effort to build the first web-based interface for online forums, and also helped bring the early, pre-web Internet to millions of people by running AOL's Gopher project as part of their Internet Center. He also managed technology for the pioneering US-Soviet Sovam Teleport email service. Mark co-founded and managed PeaceNet, one of the first online communities for progressive social change, and later IGC.org, one of the world first ISPs. He also co-founded the global NGO, APC.org. Mark's early training and experience with computer-mediated communications was acquired while he served in the US Air Force, spending more than 3 years working at the Air Force Data Services Center at the Pentagon. Mark’s nonprofit work includes volunteering with the open education library http://oercommons.org and as a board member of http://openrecoverysf.org.

Tim Groeling, UCLA Department of Communication Studies

Tim GroelingTim Groeling is a professor and former chair of the UCLA Department of Communication Studies. He has written numerous books and articles on political communication, including the award-winning “When Politicians Attack.” He is currently leading a project to digitize three decades of television news for the UCLA Communication Studies Archive.

Cynthia Joyce, University of Mississippi Meek School of Journalism

Cynthia JoyceCynthia Joyce has been a writer, editor, and web producer for more than 20 years. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Mississippi Meek School of Journalism in 2011, she worked as a digital producer for several news organizations including NBC News/MSNBCNola.com; and Salon.

Martin Klein, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Martin KleinMartin Klein has a distinguished career in web preservation and digital libraries. His research is focused on the temporal aspect of the web, discovery and access of (archived) web resources, and scholarly communication. He has coauthored numerous articles in the web science and digital libraries domain and is the lead editor of the ResourceSync Specification (ANSI/NISO Z39.99). His research has been supported by the Library of Congress, NASA, Sloan Foundation, and the Andrew Mellon Foundation.

Ana Krahmer, University of North Texas Libraries

Ana KrahmerAna Krahmer is the supervisor of the University of North Texas Libraries’ Digital Newspaper Unit. She oversees the application process and completion of grant projects with the mission to digitally preserve and create access to Texas newspaper materials from any date or location.

UNT Libraries has received three successive National Digital Newspaper Program grants for Texas newspapers from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and has served as technical coordinator for the National Digital Newspaper Program for the states of Oklahoma and New Mexico. The Texas Digital Newspaper Program houses more than 4 million pages of newspapers. In 2014 UNT Libraries and the Digital Newspaper Unit partnered with the Texas Press Association to digitally preserve all PDF newspapers by member publishers, representing a collection of more than 1.5 million pages from 2010 to 2014.

Krahmer recently completed a doctorate in technical communication and rhetoric at Texas Tech University with a specialty in user experience research.  

Kalev Leetaru, George Washington University and founder of The GDELT Project

Kalev LeetaruKalev Leetaru is a Senior Fellow at the George Washington University Center for Cyber & Homeland Security and a member of its Counterterrorism and Intelligence Task Force. Leetaru was named one of Foreign Policy Magazine's Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2013, as well as being a 2015-2016 Google Developer Expert for Google Cloud Platform. Leetaru's work focuses on how innovative applications of the world's largest datasets, computing platforms, algorithms and mind-sets can reimagine the way we understand and interact with our global world. The GDELT Project is a realtime open data global graph over human society as seen through the eyes of the world's news media, reaching deeply into local events, reaction, discourse, and emotions of the most remote corners of the world in near-realtime and making all of this available as an open data firehose to enable research over human society.  

Clifford Lynch, Coalition for Networked Information

Clifford LynchClifford Lynch has led the Coalition for Networked Information since 1997.  CNI, jointly sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries and EDUCAUSE, includes about 200 member organizations concerned with the intelligent use of information technology and networked information to enhance scholarship and intellectual life. CNI’s wide-ranging agenda includes work in digital preservation, data intensive scholarship, teaching, learning and technology, and infrastructure and standards development. Prior to joining CNI, Lynch spent 18 years at the University of California Office of the President, the last 10 as director of library automation. Lynch, who holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, is an adjunct professor at University of California, Berkeley School of Information.  

He is both a past president and recipient of the Award of Merit of the American Society for Information Science, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Information Standards Organization. In 2011 he was appointed co-chair of the National Academies Board on Research Data and Information, where he serves on numerous advisory boards and visiting committees. His work has been recognized by the American Library Association’s Lippincott Award, the EDUCAUSE Leadership Award in Public Policy and Practice, and the American Society for Engineering Education’s Homer Bernhardt Award.

Edward McCain, Reynolds Journalism Institute and University of Missouri Libraries

Edward McCainEdward McCain, digital curator of journalism at the Reynolds Journalism Institute and University of Missouri Libraries, leads the Journalism Digital News Archive agenda and founded JDNA’s Dodging the Memory Hole outreach initiative. His prime directive is saving the first rough draft of history created on a computer or digital sensor. McCain holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri, a Master of Arts in Information Science degree from the University of Arizona and a graduate certificate in Digital Information Management from the University of Arizona.

Michael Nelson, Old Dominion University

Michael Nelson

Dr. Michael Nelson is a professor of computer science at Old Dominion University. Prior to joining ODU, he worked at NASA Langley Research Center from 1991 to 2002. He is a co-editor of the OAI-PMH (Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting), OAI-ORE (Open Archives Initiative Object Reuse and Exchange), Memento and ResourceSync specifications. His research interests include repository-object interaction and alternative approaches to digital preservation. 

Regina Roberts, Stanford University Libraries

Regina RobertsAs a librarian, Regina Roberts' work centers on facilitating the research process by collecting, organizing, preserving and providing access to information resources. Roberts is deeply interested and engaged in finding ways to utilize institutional repositories for preserving and archiving news and the data supporting the production of news stories.

Evan Sandhaus, The New York Times

Evan SandhausAs an executive director of technology at The New York Times, Evan Sandhaus leads the teams responsible for searching, displaying, organizing and delivering the 15 million articles that constitute The Times’ 163-year-old archive. In more than a decade with The Times, Sandhaus has created a new TimesMachine, directed The Times Linked Open Data initiative and collaborated with major search companies on schema.org. Sandhaus represents The Times on the board of the International Press Telecommunications Council and serves on its board of directors. Originally from Kansas, he holds degrees in computer science from both Williams College and Villanova University.

Katherine Skinner, Educopia Institute

Katherine SkinnerKatherine Skinner is executive director of the Educopia Institute, a not-for-profit educational organization that builds networks and collaborative communities to help cultural, scientific, and scholarly institutions achieve greater impact. Skinner, who has a doctorate from Emory University, has co-edited three books and co-authored the landmark “Guidelines for Digital Newspaper Preservation Readiness” with Matt Schultz.

Sophia van Valkenburg, The New York Times

Sophia van ValkenburgSophia van Valkenburg is a software engineer at The New York Times, where she has facilitated the modernization of more than 40 years of Times articles. In addition, she develops and maintains a backend web service that delivers Times content to millions of users every day. Van Valkenburg received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from Boston University, specializing in data mining and natural language processing.

Matthew Weber, Rutgers NetSCI Network Science

Matthew WeberMatthew Weber is an assistant professor at the Rutgers School of Communication and Information, and co-director of the Rutgers NetSCI Network Science research lab. Weber’s research examines organizational change and adaptation, both internal and external, in response to new information communication technology. His recent work focuses on the transformation of the news media industry in the United States in reaction to new forms of media production. This includes a large-scale longitudinal study examining strategies employed by media organizations for disseminating news and information in online networks. He is also leading an initiative to provide researchers with access to the Internet Archive in order to study digital traces of organizational networks. Weber utilizes mixed methods in his work including social network analysis, archival research and interviews. Weber received a Ph.D. in 2010 from the Annenberg School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Southern California.

Eric Weig, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center

Eric WeigEric Weig is a digital library architect at the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center. Weig holds a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Iowa and has worked as an academic librarian for more than 19 years. His major research area is digital libraries with an emphasis on digital preservation and access for newspapers, archival collections and oral history. In 1998 Weig worked with the beta version of the Encoded Archive Description (EAD) standard to manage a large-scale finding aid conversion project involving 14 Kentucky archives and more than 25,000 pages of paper-based collection descriptions. In 2005 Weig was part of the initial team of designers and developers who conceived and created a prototype of what became the Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS).

Weig has been an integral part of eight successful national grant efforts at the University of Kentucky, five from the National Endowment for the Humanities, including the test bed phase of the National Digital Newspaper Program. In this role at the NDNP, he handled the technical aspects of implementing production of the NDNP data set using an in-house vs. outsourcing approach. Currently, Weig works as the main designer and developer for the Kentucky Digital Newspaper Program (KDNP) digital library, the Daily Racing Form Historical Online Archive and the SPOKEdb Oral History Digital Library.

Ben Welsh, Los Angeles Times

Ben WelshBen Welsh is the editor for the Los Angeles Times Data Desk, a team of reporters and computer programmers in the newsroom. He is also the creator of PastPages, an archive dedicated to the preservation of online news; and a co-founder of the California Civic Data Coalition, a team of developers dedicated to opening up public data.

Laura Wrubel, George Washington University Libraries

Laura WrubelLaura Wrubel is a software development librarian at George Washington University Libraries in Washington, D.C. She manages the Social Feed Manager project, open source software which allows researchers and archivists to build collections of social media and associated web resources.

Jennifer A. Younger, Catholic Research Resources Alliance

Jennifer YoungerIn July 2011, Dr. Younger became the executive director for the Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA) after serving as the first chair of the Board of Directors. Prior to that, she led the Libraries at the University of Notre Dame where she and the expert library staff successfully carried out many initiatives that enhanced services and collections locally, nationally and internationally. She continues her affiliation with Notre Dame as the Edward H. Arnold Director of Hesburgh Libraries Emerita. Prior to that she served in administrative positions at The Ohio State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she also received her education and degrees in librarianship.

Dr. Younger continues as a leader in state, national, and international library organizations, having served on the boards of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI) and the OCLC, a global library cooperative. She has published numerous articles on topics including cataloging and metadata, the challenges of cooperation and transforming libraries for the global information society and is invited frequently to speak at conferences. Most recently, for the second year, she was a co-presenter on best practices in digital archiving at the Catholic Media Conference, the annual conference of the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada.

Kate Zwaard, Library of Congress

Kate ZwaardKate Zwaard is the chief of National Digital Initiatives at the Library of Congress, where she leads a new group focused on digital innovation and expanding the use of the digital collections. She previously managed the Digital Repository Development team, contributing leadership, code and a passion for the mission of the agency. Under her technical direction, the Library of Congress ingested three petabytes (equivalent to 3 million gigabytes) of digital collections, including web archives, the first born-digital manuscript collections, 10 million Chronicling America newspaper pages and three-fourths of a trillion tweets. Before coming to the Library of Congress, Zwaard led the development team responsible for the digital preservation and authentication data architecture at the U.S. Government Publishing Office. She comes to public services from a quantitative research and community banking background. Zwaard has chaired the PREMIS Editorial Committee and the National Digital Stewardship Alliance’s Standards and Practices Working Group. She has written and spoken widely on topics ranging from software development to digital preservation. 

Schedule in development. Please return here for the lastest updates.

Thursday, Oct. 13

All sessions held at the Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA

8 a.m.

Check in and breakfast

Main conference room hallway

9 a.m.


Edward McCain, digital curator of journalism, Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) and University of Missouri Libraries and Ginny Steel, university librarian, UCLA

Main conference room

9:15 a.m.

Keynote speaker: Digital salvage operations — what's worth saving?

Hjalmar Gislason, vice president of data, Qlik

Main conference room

10 a.m.


Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided

Main conference room hallway

10:15 a.m.

Panel: Why save online news?

Chris Freeland, Washington University; Matt Weber, Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Laura Wrubel, The George Washington University; moderator Ana Krahmer, Ph.D., University of North Texas

Main conference room

11:15 a.m.

Presentation: NewsScape: preserving TV news

Tim Groeling, Ph.D., UCLA Communication Studies Department

Main conference room

11:45 a.m.


Box lunches will be provided if requested at time of registration

Presentation room and patio

12:45 p.m.

Instructions for work groups

Edward McCain, RJI and MU Libraries

Main conference room

12:55 p.m.

Breakout I:

Work groups formulate a national agenda for online born-digital news content

Research Commons collaboration pods

Using the identified six action area categories from DtMH 2014: participants will be assigned into small groups to make changes or additions as they relate specifically to online news.

1:25 p.m.

Breakout II:

Selecting from the six Dodging the Memory Hole action areas, groups will identify potential projects that will advance the practice of online news preservation.

Research Commons collaboration pods

Participants will fill out a template to write their project and be prepared to present it in the recap to plenary session.

2:25 p.m.


Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided

Main conference room hallway

2:45 p.m.

Report-outs to plenary session

Representatives from the work groups share top findings about the national agenda and pitch their project proposal to the assembly.

Main conference room

3:15 p.m.

Speaker: Born-digital news preservation in perspective

Clifford Lynch, Ph.D., executive director, Coalition for Networked Information

Main conference room

4 p.m.

Instructions for reception

Main conference room

4:10 p.m.

Walk to reception

Powell Library is a 10-minute walk from the Research Library.

4:20 p.m.


Powell Library, Rotuna

6:20 p.m.

Dinner on your own

Friday, Oct. 14

8 a.m.

Check in and breakfast

Main conference room hallway

9 a.m.

Welcome back

Edward McCain, RJI and MU Libraries and Sharon Farb, associate university librarian, UCLA

Main conference room

9:05 a.m.

Presentation: Summarizing archival collections using storytelling techniques

Michael Nelson, Ph.D., Old Dominion University

Main conference room

9:35 a.m.

Special guest speaker: Saving the first draft of history: The unlikely rescue of the AP's Vietnam War files

Peter Arnett, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for journalism

Main conference room

10:15 a.m.


Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided

Main conference room hallway

10:30 a.m.

Panel: Kiss your app goodbye: the fragility of data journalism

Meredith Broussard, New York University; Regina Lee Roberts, Stanford University; Ben Welsh, The Los Angeles Times; moderator Martin Klein, Ph.D., Los Alamos National Laboratory

Main conference room

11:30 a.m.


Box lunches will be provided if requested at time of registration

Presentation room and patio

12:30 p.m.

Panel: The future of the past: modernizing The New York Times archive

The New York Times Technology Team: Evan Sandhaus, Jane Cotler and Sophia Van Valkenburg; moderated by Edward McCain, RJI and MU Libraries

Main conference room

1:30 p.m.

Lightning rounds

Six + one presenters: Jefferson Bailey, Terry Britt, Katherine Boss (and team), Cynthia Joyce, Mark Graham, Jennifer Younger and Kalev Leetaru

Main conference room

1: Jefferson Bailey, Internet Archive, “Supporting Data-Driven Research using News-Related Web Archives” 2: Terry Britt, University of Missouri, "News archives as cornerstones of collective memory" 3: Katherine Boss, Meredith Broussard and Eva Revear, New York University: “Challenges facing preservation of born-digital news applications” 4: Cynthia Joyce, University of Mississippi, “Keyword 'Katrina': Re-collecting the unsearchable past” 5: Mark Graham, Internet Archive/The Wayback Machine, "Archiving news at the Internet Archive" 6: Jennifer Younger, Catholic Research Resources Alliance: “Digital Preservation, Aggregated, Collaborative, Catholic” 7. Kalev Leetaru, senior fellow, The George Washington University and founder of the GDELT Project: A Look Inside The World’s Largest Initiative To Understand And Archive The World’s News

1:55 p.m.

Presentation: Technology and community: Why we need partners, collaborators, and friends

Kate Zwaard, Library of Congress

Main conference room

2:25 p.m.


Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided

Main conference room hallway

2:40 p.m.

Breakout III:

Chose one of four topics for discussion

Main conference room, West classroom (second floor — room 23167), Presentation room, Research Commons classroom

1: Web archiving for news, led by Jefferson Bailey, the Internet Archive, main conference room 2: News Apps, led by Ben Welsh, The Los Angeles Times, West classroom, second floor, room 23167 3: Working with CMS, led by Eric Weig, University of Kentucky, Presentation room 4: The GDELT Project: A Look Inside The World’s Largest Initiative To Understand And Archive The World’s News, Research Commons Classroom

3:20 p.m.

Alignment & reciprocity

Katherine Skinner, Ph.D., executive director, the Educopia Institute

Main conference room

3:50 p.m.

Closing remarks

Edward McCain, RJI and MU Libraries and Todd Grappone, associate university librarian, UCLA

Main conference room


The majority of the conference will take place at UCLA's Charles E. Young Research Library is located at 280 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90095.

Getting to the Conference from the Hotel

  • Walk north on Charles E. Young Dr. for 0.1 miles.
  • Turn left and walk through the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden.
  • The UCLA's Charles E. Young Research Library is located is located at the western edge of the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden.

This map contains pins marking the closest airport to the conference; the UCLA Guest House hotel; the UCLA Library, where the conference will be held; and Royce Hall, where the reception will take place. Click the map to explore the locations and create custom directions to any of these markers.



Rooms are available in the conference block starting at $199 at The Guest House for the nights of October 12 and 13, and limited availability October 14. To book your stay, call The Guest House at 310-825-2923 and identify yourself as part of the Reynolds Journalism Institute group. The reservation deadline is September 11 or until the block is full.

Alternate Hotel Options:

The UCLA Tiverton House has rooms starting at $159 for the nights of the conference. Call the UCLA Tiverton House at (310) 794-0151 or visit their website to make a reservation.

The Comfort Inn Santa Monica also has slightly cheaper room options available. One can call the Comfort Inn Santa Monica at (888) 307-7177 to make a reservation.


From Los Angeles International Airport:

The closest major airport to UCLA is the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Driving time from the airport varies depending on the day of the week and time of day you are traveling. During non-rush hour traffic times, plan on about a 45-minute drive between the campus and LAX. During rush hour traffic, plan on an hour or more.

From LAX, take the 405 Freeway north to Sunset Blvd. and follow the directions below to the UCLA Guest House:

  1. From the 405 Freeway, exit Sunset Blvd. and travel east on Sunset 2.5 miles.
  2. Turn right onto Hilgard Avenue. Drive south on Hilgard 0.25 miles.
  3. Turn right on Wyton Avenue and proceed to the stop sign.
  4. Turn right onto Charles E. Young Drive East.
  5. The UCLA Guest House is the three-story building located immediately on the right side of the street. There is a 10-minute loading zone in front of the Guest House.

Shuttle Information, Parking and Campus Transportation

FlyAway Shuttle between UCLA and LAX:

Westwood FlyAway offers hourly direct service between LAX and Westwood and short/long-term parking options in partnership with UCLA. $10 one-way Visa, MasterCard, or American Express Debit or Credit Cards Only (No Cash Accepted). You can purchase tickets in advance here, but UCLA Transportation recommends you do not purchase tickets online in advance because it does not reserve your seat on the bus and is non-refundable if you change your mind. Tickets can be purchased in-person when you board the shuttle.

Stop Locations:

  • Westwood
    • On Kinross Avenue, two blocks north of Wilshire Boulevard, between Gayley and Veteran Avenues at UCLA Parking Structure 32 (map).
    • It’s still about 1.5 miles from the Westwood Flyaway Stop to the Guest House. Anyone planning to use it to or from the airport can take the BruinBus (there is a BruinBus stop directly across from the Flyaway) to/from the stop or use Uber.
  • LAX
    • All FlyAway buses drop off passengers on the Upper/Departures Level at each terminal. Passengers board buses on the Lower/Arrivals Level curbside in front of each terminal under the green "FlyAway, Buses and Long Distance Vans" sign.

On-Site Guest House Parking:

There is limited first-come, first-serve parking available at the Guest House at the daily campus rate.

Campus Parking:

Additional guest and visitor parking is available in campus Parking Structure 3, one block from the Guest House and at the same daily campus rate (tickets may be purchased at the front desk). We will send more detailed parking information to registered attendees closer to the event date.

Complimentary Campus Express Shuttle (BruinBus):

There is a campus shuttle stop one block from the Guest House. The shuttle operates on weekdays and offers free transportation throughout the campus. Stops include the UCLA Medical Center, the UCLA Wilshire Center and Westwood Village — the small community just south of campus with many shops, restaurants and movie theaters.

Complimentary Campus Evening Van Service:

The Evening Van Service provides a safe way to get around campus during evening hours. Vans operate Monday through Thursday from 6 to 11 p.m. during Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters. There are five designated areas where vans pick up passengers every 15-20 minutes, and there are a number of designated drop-off locations throughout the campus and the surrounding residential area. You may also call (310) 825-1493 to request a pick-up.

Complimentary Campus Evening Escort Service:

CSO escorts are available free of charge to walk with students, faculty, staff or visitors 365 days a year from dusk until 1 a.m. between campus buildings, local living areas or Westwood Village within the approximate boundaries of Sunset Boulevard to the north, Hilgard to the east, Wilshire to the South, and Veteran to the west. Here’s how it works:

  1. 15 minutes before you need to leave, call (310) 794-WALK.
  2. You will be connected to a police dispatcher who will ask you:
    • Where you are
    • Where you need to go
    • Your name and a call-back number.
  3. After you hang up, the dispatcher will radio a roaming CSO to come to your location and pick you up.
  4. Once you start to walk, the CSO will inform dispatch that the escort has begun.
  5. When you reach your destination, the CSO will likewise inform dispatch that you have reached your destination safely.


There is no cost to register for this event, but registration is required. The registration deadline is September 29.

What does registration include?

  • Admission to the event
  • Two breakfasts
  • Two lunches
  • One reception

How to register 

Select the applicable ticket type below and then the "Register" button at the bottom of the ticket window. You can also visit the Eventbrite page to register. The registration deadline is September 29.

How to view your registration information after you register

After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with your registration information. You can also also visit Eventbrite and log in using the same email address you used to register. 




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