Journalists are dependent upon access to back files for research and context, but those back files may no longer be there. Almost all news content created in the U.S. today is digital, but digital content is even more fragile than print and might be scattered over a variety of media and storage systems.
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Digital preservation: 7 steps to get started
There are a number of practical steps publishers at news agencies can do to lay the groundwork for preserving our historical record.
February 8, 2017
Digital preservationIn the face of decreasing revenues and increasing costs, news agencies everywhere are exploring creative methods of extracting more funding from their products. Some methods are more suitable to larger organizations and others to smaller ones.
Monetization of news
February 3, 2017
Digital preservationThe expense of digital preservation for the news producer will vary depending on how much of the effort is managed in-house. By collaborating with those who already have the infrastructure, the cost to news agencies could be very little indeed.
Digital preservation: How much is it going to cost, and who can I work with?
September 21, 2016
Digital preservationMost recent news content resides in the back rooms and basements of news agencies across the country. It’s scattered through various forms of media, in all kinds of formats, and often with little organization, management or care.
Digital preservation: What needs to be done?
August 9, 2016
Digital preservationJournalists are dependent upon access to back files for research and context, but those back files may no longer be there. Almost all news content created in the U.S. today is digital, but digital content is even more fragile than print.
Digital preservation: Why is this important to me?
July 12, 2016