I’m very late in sharing this with the CNI-announce list, and I hope those already aware of this work will forgive me the duplication, but this is an important report. My apologies also to Ed for taking so long to get this out.
Ed McCain of the University of Missouri has been one of the great advocates and researchers seeking to advance the critical issues around the preservation of the news as news distribution shifts to digital channels. (I’ve had the privilege of working with Ed on several conferences he’s put together over the last decade focusing on these challenges.) He and his colleagues have produced a major milestone study titled “Endangered but not too Late: the State of Digital News Preservation” which provides important (and scary) data about the current state of the digital news preservation landscape. This is well worth your attention and your consideration.
See https://www.rjionline.org/preservenews for more information about this report. I have also reproduced the press release below.