The following piece is an extensively edited transcript of a talk given by Clifford Lynch titled “Born-digital News Preservation in Perspective,” from a meeting called “Dodging the Memory Hole 2016: Saving Online News.” It retains the informality of the presentation. The meeting was hosted by the UCLA Library in Los Angeles on October 13–14, 2016, and is presented online at RJI (the Donald W.) Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri; there is also video of the talk available on the Internet).1 The meeting was sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Reynolds School of Journalism, UCLA, the University of Missouri Libraries, and Educopia Institute.
Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture (PDT&C) is an international journal which focuses on preserving digital content from a wide variety of perspectives, including technological, social, economic, political, and user. Its scope is global, covering projects and practices from key international players in the field. The goal of the journal is to provide a timely forum for refereed articles, news, and field notes from around the world.