Why I jumped the journalism ship, and went back to library school

Minus proper archives, news outlets risk losing years of backstories forever

As we move deeper into the digital era, we’ve recognized the need to preserve and digitize print content, but we’re still in the early stages of understanding how we safely archive our digital news. A survey released last week by The Missouri School of Journalism’s Donald W. Reynolds Institute shows how much outlets are losing when they don’t effectively archive their work, which many do not. – CJR

This is also essentially the essay I wrote last year when I quit my job as a journalist, and applied for a spot with Wayne State’s Master of Library Science program. The rest is history.


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