Tag: Internet Archive
News outlets and social media provide an avalanche of information during a crisis
How do you sift out the accurate from the inaccurate?
Don’t link directly to misinformation sites
Archiving, tracking and annotating can help you avoid directing traffic to malicious actors.
How to become a ‘harmless linker’ in three easy steps
You’ll probably also become a big fan of the Wayback Machine Mis- and dis-information are spread a number of ways and the thought of trying to free the news ecosystem of misleading, disingenuous and fraudulent news items can be overwhelming and disillusioning. But former RJI Fellow Barrett Golding is advocating one small step for mankind … Continued
When should you think about unpublishing? Before you publish in the first place.
It may be time to revisit basic editorial practices in your newsroom.
RJI Fellow working on solution to ‘future proof’ data-driven news applications
In 50 years, Dollars for Docs may be gone entirely if nothing is done to archive it, says Meredith Broussard, assistant professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University.
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
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
Gotta catch ’em all: Archiving digital content such as social media should include linked objects
In the digital media world, there’s no guarantee that material that appears one minute will be there the next. Take, for example, Twitter posts of Anthony Scaramucci, who began deleting old tweets after being named White House communications director. Many — but not all — of the former presidential aide’s postings had already been identified … Continued
Mark Graham: Lightning rounds: Archiving news at the Internet Archive
Scroll to view transcript Mark Graham: [00:10] Hi, I'm Mark Graham. I have the honor of working at the Internet Archive managing the Wayback Machine. Most recently, I worked at NBC News Digital. I also remember that 25 years ago I was publishing FAIR, Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting online. So, this is the Internet Archive; we're a nonprofit library based … Continued
Digital preservation: How much is it going to cost, and who can I work with?
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