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Grad student participates in digital news preservation

The iSchool’s Itza Carbajal is one of 14 graduate students from across the nation who were recently selected to receive travel scholarships to attend a conference on preserving digital news content.

The conference, “Dodging the Memory Hole 2016: Saving Online News,” was held in mid-October at UCLA. Itza and other students worked side by side with journalists, technologists, librarians and other stakeholders to craft a national agenda for preserving born-digital journalism—content created on a computer or digital sensor.

The forum was an initiative of the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Journalism Digital News Archive at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Itza is in her second year at the Texas iSchool. With a focus on archival management and digital records, her research interests include the role of community archives in shaping collective memories and the use of traditional and digital archives to enhance the study of history.

She previously worked as a cultural arts programmer at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center in San Antonio.