Dodging the Memory Hole in Our Digital News Heritage

Presented at ONA15
September 23, 2015
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In today’s digital newsrooms, a software or hardware crash can wipe out decades of texts, photos, videos and applications. Further, digital archives can become obsolete if they aren’t adapted to evolving formats and systems. A 2014 study by the Reynolds Journalism Institute shows that 17 percent of online-only organizations already have experienced just this kind of damage. Learn how to keep your content alive and accessible for future generations.


Edward McCain
Digital Curator of Journalism, Reynolds Journalism Institute / MU Libraries
Ben Welsh
Database Producer, Los Angeles Times
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