Digital archiving: In-depth, investigative journalism rely on it

The headline for an article in Columbia Journalism Review sums up a concern in journalism: “Digital journalism’s disappearing public record, and what to do about it.”

Shop Talk panelist Will Buss said in-depth and investigative journalism rely on archives.  He said he couldn’t imagine doing the job he did during his newspaper years without having a digital archive to use as a resource.  And he believes news organizations that dump their archives end up losing credibility in the industry.

Read more and also listen to the June 12 Shop Talk Program here

Jasmine Crighton is News Director of NEWS3 at Western Illinois University and Will Buss is the Director of Student Publications at WIU.

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