Monday, August 5 • 10:30am - 11:45am
601 - Rarely Pure and Never Simple: Archivists, Journalists, and the Search for Truth

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We exist in a world in which the press is called "fake news" and "enemy of the people." It's difficult to identify reliable, factual and, more importantly, truthful information. The panelists are former journalists who now work as archivists. They discuss journalism in today's information environment; relationships between facts, evidence, and reporting; and the vital role that archivists play in identifying and promoting sound journalism. The session will provide ample time for audience interaction.

Daria Labinsky: Trust But Verify: Using Reliable Sources to Corroborate Unreliable Ones
David McCartney: Information Ownership: What Was Once Old is New Again.
Daniel McCormack: The Truth Will Set You Free? If You Can Find It
Claire Moclock: Get The Picture: Cultivating Visual Literacy through Archives
Stacie Williams: Truth or Fair: Analyzing Archival News Sources

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Terry Baxter

Archivist, Multnomah County (OR) Archives
Terry Baxter has worked as an archivist for 33 years, currently serving as archivist for Multnomah County and the Oregon Country Fair. He has done various things with SAA, Northwest Archivists, and ATALM. He loves archives and archivists very much.

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David McCartney

University Archivist, University of Iowa
David has been University of Iowa Archivist since 2001. He has an MLIS from the University of Maryland and a BA in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before archives, David was a reporter for radio stations in IA, WI, OR, and AK.
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Daniel McCormack

Archivist/Records Manager, Town of Burlington (MA) Archives
Daniel McCormack, CA, has served as Archivist/Records Manager for the Town of Burlington (MA) since 2002. He holds masters degrees from the University of Massachusetts-Boston and Simmons College. Previously, he was a newspaper reporter and editor in New Hampshire and Massachusett... Read More →
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Stacie Williams

Director, Center for Digital Scholarship, University of Chicago
Stacie Williams is Director of the Center for Digital Scholarship, University of Chicago. She has worked at Harvard University, University of Kentucky and Case Western Reserve University. She was a full-time journalist for 10 years and still writes.
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Claire Moclock

Archivist, Independent
Claire is an Archivist and Artist. She received her MLIS from University of Pittsburgh, and was a Visual Studies student at Temple University. Claire interned with the Pittsburgh Symphony-Orchestra and completed an Archives Fellowship at the National Watch and Clock Museum. She is... Read More →

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