JDNA: Journalism Digital News Archive

October 13–14, 2016

Dodging the Memory Hole 2016: Saving Online News, was held at the UCLA Library. It explored preservation and access of content produced by not only traditional media outlets, but also alternative online sources and citizen journalists.

Dodging the Memory Hole 2016: Saving Online News stories

  • Matthew Hellman: Collective Cookbook: Best practices in visual archiving between news organizations

    Matthew Hellman: Collective Cookbook: Best practices in visual archiving between news organizations

    Matt Hellman of Austin, Texas, is a journalism student at the University of Missouri in Columbia. His project involves a case study of how the Columbia Missourian photography staff is using open source software to provide access to and create a cloud-based long-term archive for digital content. The final product is a professional project titled … Continued

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

    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: 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: 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: 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: 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

  • Clifford Lynch: Born-digital news preservation in perspective

    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

  • Kate Zwaard: Technology and community: Why we need partners, collaborators, and friends

    Kate Zwaard: Technology and community: Why we need partners, collaborators, and friends

    Scroll to view transcript KATE ZWAARD: [00:07, Slide 1]: I just want to start with a quick caveat that I’m not here talking on behalf of the Library of Congress when I’m expressing my personal opinions. I’m using experience that I learned there. I’ll be talking about a few things that I think, and it’s … Continued

  • Peter Arnett: Saving the AP Saigon bureau archives

    Peter Arnett: Saving the AP Saigon bureau archives

    Read War stories: How Peter Arnett’s efforts to save Saigon articles inspire today’s preservation efforts PETER ARNETT: [00:04] When, a few months ago, Ed invited me to join this conference, I immediately accepted because information gathering in the field and access to research materials, particularly historical data, had been an integral part of my 50-year … Continued

  • War stories: How Arnett’s efforts to save Saigon articles inspire today’s preservation efforts

    War stories: How Arnett’s efforts to save Saigon articles inspire today’s preservation efforts

    I’m no hero-worshiper, far from it. Yet there are people who I admire, people who have certain principles along with the courage of their convictions. A number of such commendable individuals joined us at the Dodging the Memory Hole: Saving Online News forum last month at UCLA. Among them was journalist Peter Arnett, who won … Continued