Trust Networks and Tigers: New models for journalism and archives

Come and join us for fascinating discussion on issues fundamentally impacting the future of our profession.

When: Wednesday 14 October, 5:30 – 7pm

Where: Seminar Room, ATP Innovations – Ground Floor, National Innovation Centre, Australian Technology Park, Redfern (directions)

Cost: $5 (snacks and beverages provided)LEGO-Blockchain

To register: Go to the online booking form

Cassie’s lecture, Trust Networks and Tigers – New models for journalism and archives, was first delivered on 26 August as the ARANZ Wellington Branch annual lecture.

Presented again for Sydney-based colleagues, Cassie’s lecture will argue that 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 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.

Image: http://www.intelligenthq.com

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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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