Trust Networks and Tigers: New models for journalism and archives

Roundies are on the road! Cassie Findlay will be presenting the ARANZ Wellington Branch annual lecture on August 26.

When: Wednesday August 26, 2015. 6.15pm. Light refreshments will be available from 5.45pm

Where: National Library building, ground floor. Corner of Molesworth and Aitken St

ARANZ_Lecture2015Please RSVP by Friday August 21 to aranz.wellingtonbranch@gmail.com

Both the archival/recordkeeping and journalistic professions are going through fundamental change and risk extinction without significant and rapid evolution. Both are losing their grip on the forms of control that once gave them a monopoly; online, anyone can disseminate a story or construct an archive. Both are operating in the midst of the political forces that come into play around information access, and both are struggling to find ways to continue to fulfill their missions as a result. Questions of trust, power, authenticity and connectedness are central to understanding and responding to these changes, for both professions. In this lecture Cassie Findlay will examine the rise of new models for journalism, including the world of leaks publishing, civic hacking and information activism, and consider the potential of emerging technologies such as the crypto-currency bitcoin and its underlying infrastructure, the blockchain. She will explain how for those of us in recordkeeping and archives, understanding and engaging with these movements can help us to challenge some of our assumptions and reimagine our methods to better meet the needs of a connected world.

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About Cassie Findlay

Digital archivist and recordkeeping professional, co-founder of the Recordkeeping Roundtable. @CassPF on Twitter.
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