Hanna Soltys: DTMH 2016 Scholarship Project

Hanna Soltys of St. Louis studies library and information science at Simmons College in Boston. Her project focuses on a look at the landscape of digital news, why digital news archiving solutions aren’t one-size fits all due to dynamic content and social media and examines solutions from other industries and entities working to save digital … Continued

Terry Britt: Saving the future past: Digital news content archiving

Terry Britt of Sweetwater, Tennessee, is a doctoral candidate studying journalism at the University of Missouri in Columbia. His paper deals with deterioration of collective memory over time. Alongside a review of relevant literature on the challenges of media content preservation, both pre-digital and born-digital, and efforts toward that end, responses from a recent qualitative … Continued

Mat Kelly: Final Report—Dodging the Memory Hole

Mat Kelly of LaBelle, Florida, is a doctoral candidate studying computer science at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. His project addresses the need to provide individuals with ways to collect, archive and access news content they perceive as important. Kelly’s work is intended to supplement the large-scale collection work being done by institutions such … Continued

Jiwon Choi: Eliminating the border of digital news archiving

Jiwon Choi of Osan, South Korea, is studying convergence journalism at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Her powerpoint project addresses obstacles and solutions to online news archives for international media. Her project includes a literature review of the topic as well as a panel of international students from MU who explored and discussed the … Continued

Itza Carbajal: Web archivability: A pathway towards dialogue

Itza Carbajal of New Orleans, Louisiana, is an information studies scholar at the University of Texas in Austin. Her research paper examines web archivability, the measurement of how easily a website’s components — including structure, presentation, content and functionality — can be saved for future access and use. It proposes the “incorporation of the concept of … Continued

Shawn Jones: Indicators that tweeting may improve the detection of news articles for web archives

Shawn Jones of Virginia Beach, Virginia, is a computer science student at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. His project, titled “Indicators That Tweeting May Improve The Detection Of News Articles For Web Archives,” explores the potential relationship between social media sharing of news articles and how quickly those articles are identified by web crawlers … Continued

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. While this is not a complete set of instructions for digital preservation, it will prepare the way for more advanced efforts to follow. 1. Reach out One of the best first steps to … Continued

Monetization of news

In 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; each one has drawbacks, and for many, they are a gamble.  However, some of these gambles have become viable … Continued

Clifford Lynch: Born-digital news preservation in perspective

Scroll to view transcript CLIFFORD LYNCH: [00:09] I’ll ask a little indulgence because I’m going to start in a place that may sound strange. It’s not with the news at all. It’s with the world of scholarly academic journals and the challenge that we face there. Same challenge: how do you preserve this body of … Continued