• Saving history from disappearing

    Saving history from disappearing
    October 23, 2019

    The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) and University of Missouri Libraries received a $250,000 grant this fall from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to help ensure the survival of today’s digital news record for future generations.
  • White paper: Two days dedicated to Dodging the Memory Hole

    Dodging the Memory Hole 2016: Saving Online News
    White paper: Two days dedicated to Dodging the Memory Hole
    July 26, 2017

    This white paper summarizes the Dodging the Memory Hole 2016: Saving online news event, with overviews of the panels and presentations, and projects produced by groups at the conference as well as student scholarship recipients.
  • Edward McCain and Ginny Steele: Welcome

    Dodging the Memory Hole 2016: Saving Online News
    Edward McCain and Ginny Steele: Welcome
    April 27, 2017

    Edward McCain is the digital curator of journalism at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and the University of Missouri Libraries. Ginny Steel is a university librarian at UCLA.
  • Poynter: What the Trump tapes can teach us about news archives

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    Poynter: What the Trump tapes can teach us about news archives
    October 11, 2016

    The recent emergence of the bombshell “Access Hollywood” clip that sat in the NBC vaults for over a decade before wreaking havoc on the Trump campaign illustrates the value of keeping archival material searchable and retrievable.
  • 14 graduate students receive scholarships to attend digital news preservation event at UCLA

    14 graduate students receive scholarships to attend digital news preservation event at UCLA
    September 28, 2016

    Fourteen graduate students from academic institutions across the U.S. have been selected to receive funding assistance to attend a conference next month where they will take active steps toward preserving digital news.
  • How to preserve your work before the Internet eats it

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    How to preserve your work before the Internet eats it
    January 14, 2016

    So what can you do to save your stuff before it falls into the nothing of the Web? McCain has a few suggestions. I've organized them into the five Ws and one H to make things a little easier.
  • McCainspeakwrite plusgood, or How I came up with the name ‘Dodging the Memory Hole’

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    McCainspeakwrite plusgood, or How I came up with the name ‘Dodging the Memory Hole’
    August 25, 2015

    We started digging our current Memory Hole a few decades ago: Technological systems that support the creation and presentation of modern journalism morphed so quickly that we no longer know where the treasure is buried.
  • McCainspeakwrite or How I came up with the name ‘Dodging the Memory Hole’

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    McCainspeakwrite or How I came up with the name ‘Dodging the Memory Hole’
    August 21, 2015

    It’s been two years since I rolled out of Tucson, Arizona, and headed east on Interstate 10 toward the University of Missouri. I brought audiobooks to pass the hours on cruise control. My first selection was George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four.
  • Preserving a visual record, Part 1

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    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.
  • Knight grant will help RJI develop born-digital-news preservation model

    Knight grant will help RJI develop born-digital-news preservation model
    January 30, 2015

    A $35,000 grant from the Knight News Challenge on libraries will help University of Missouri Libraries and the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute develop a long-term model to protect born-digital news content from being lost forever.