The Newspaper Archive Summit
April 10–12, 2011
If a newspaper goes out of business, what happens to its archives? If a newspaper becomes available only online, what happens to yesterday’s (or last year’s) news? Why should we care? These questions were addressed at The Newspaper Archive Summit in Columbia, Missouri, a precursor to the Journalism Digital News Archive.
Newspaper Archive Summit stories
The expense of digital preservation for the news producer will vary depending on how much of the effort is managed in-house. By collaborating with those who already have the infrastructure, the cost to news agencies could be very little indeed. For example, news publishers in Kentucky were already regularly submitting their PDFs to a vendor … Continued
Edward McCain was deeply concerned as he watched the Tucson (Ariz.) Citizen, a newspaper he had once worked for, close its doors without a good system in place to preserve and access its print or online archives. As he discussed the fate of the Citizen’s archive with editors, reporters, librarians and archivists, he realized that … Continued
A mandate to preserve — a white paper (PDF) — was produced for the Newspaper Archive Summit Network by Victoria McCargar, veteran journalist, archivist and digital curation consultant. This white paper provides an assessment of the first Newspaper Archive Summit and offers suggestions for next steps. On April 10-12, 2011, the Reynolds Journalism Institute, MU … Continued
If a newspaper goes out of business, what happens to its archives? If a newspaper becomes available only online, what happens to yesterday’s (or last year’s) news? Why should we care? As the erosion of the traditional media economy and its concomitant decline in readership and revenues transforms one of the pillars of democratic life, … Continued