- Katherine Skinner
The 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.
Online news content, today’s first rough draft of history, lasts about 100 days — the lifespan of a common flea. Addressing this urgent threat to cultural memory requires immediate action by individuals from all parts of society.
Edward McCain is digital curator of journalism at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and University of Missouri Libraries. Dr. Katherine Skinner is the executive director of the Educopia Institute.
Videos from "Dodging the Memory Hole: Saving Born-digital News Content," held at RJI on Nov. 10–11, 2014.