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 http://tspr.org/post/disappearing-digital-archive
Jasmine Crighton is News Director of NEWS3 at Western Illinois University and Will Buss is the Director of Student Publications at WIU.