JDNA: Journalism Digital News Archive

November 15–16, 2017

Dodging the Memory Hole 2017: Saving Online News was held at the Internet Archive headquarters in San Francisco. Speakers, panelists and attendees explored solutions to the most urgent threat to cultural memory today — the loss of online news content. The forum focused on progress made in and successful models of long-term preservation of born-digital news content.

Dodging the Memory Hole 2017 stories

  • Internet Archive | Beatrice Murch/Flickr https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

    Is universal access to all knowledge an attainable goal?

    Imagine a world with unlimited access to any and all kinds of information. There’d be no barriers to learning. Books, music, video, software and other media would be freely available to everyone. Brewster Kahle dreams about creating such a world. He believes it’s possible and is taking steps toward that goal. “Universal Access to All … Continued

  • Mark Graham leads a discussion during the second day of Dodging the Memory Hole conference Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at the Internet Archive in San Francisco. Photo by Michael Cali.

    Changing media landscape adds yet another challenge to archivists of born-digital news content

    On Nov. 2, just shy of the yearlong anniversary of his presidential victory, President Donald Trump’s Twitter account seemingly dissolved into history. For a fascinating and exhilarating 11 minutes, murmurs and conspiracy theories swept the internet: Was it a technological glitch? Had President Trump deleted his own account? Or had Twitter interpreted Trump’s digital demands … Continued