• Archives: Bringing curiosity and context to content

    Innovation in Focus
    Archives: Bringing curiosity and context to content
    June 24, 2020

    “My advice for any reporter or photographer who wants to work with their news organization’s archives is to bring to the task exactly what you bring to your daily reporting -- a sense of curiosity,” said Kori Rumore Finley of The Chicago Tribune.
  • Itza Carbajal: Web archivability: A pathway towards dialogue

    Dodging the Memory Hole 2016 Scholarship Projects
    Itza Carbajal: Web archivability: A pathway towards dialogue
    February 13, 2017

    Itza Carbajal of New Orleans, Louisiana, is an information studies scholar at the University of Texas in Austin. Her research paper proposes the “incorporation of the concept of web archivability in discussions.”
  • Shawn Jones: Indicators that tweeting may improve the detection of news articles for web archives

    Dodging the Memory Hole 2016 Scholarship Projects
    Shawn Jones: Indicators that tweeting may improve the detection of news articles for web archives
    February 10, 2017

    Shawn Jones’s project explores the potential relationship between social media sharing of news articles and how quickly those articles are identified by web crawlers as candidates for archiving.
  • Saving journalism—and story clips—from the trash heap of time

    Saving journalism—and story clips—from the trash heap of time
    October 11, 2016

    Altogether there are just 32 small envelopes, faded to an institutional green, with shredded corners and split seams. Yet they hold almost three years of my life’s work. Work headed for a dumpster if not for the thoughtfulness of a colleague.
  • Models for preserving news archives that long served the industry leave digital content in peril

    Models for preserving news archives that long served the industry leave digital content in peril
    October 8, 2015

    Edward McCain: Today we face a very real memory hole of our own making, especially when it comes to journalism. The move from analog to digital has disrupted the print and broadcast revenue models and seems likely to do so for the foreseeable future.
  • Preserving a visual record, Part 2

    Journalism Digital News Archive
    Preserving a visual record, Part 2
    July 28, 2015

    Let’s return to the Missourian’s photo desk. Aside from not knowing which drive or disk might hold a certain photo, there was a much bigger problem: There was only one copy of each photo file stored on a drive or disk.
  • Preserving a visual record, Part 1

    Journalism Digital News Archive
    Preserving a visual record, Part 1
    July 23, 2015

    As a digital curator of journalism, I have a tendency to ask people — laypeople and journalists — what types of content they’d like to see or retrieve from news archives. Consistently, photography comes up as one of the top answers.
  • Newspaper Archive Summit white paper suggests next steps for stakeholders

    Newspaper Archive Summit white paper suggests next steps for stakeholders
    December 6, 2011

    A mandate to preserve — a white paper (PDF) — was produced for the Newspaper Archive Summit Network by Victoria McCargar, veteran journalist, archivist and digital curation consultant.
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