Meet the archivists saving alt news sites from permanent deletion


Today the Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF) announced it launched a new archive, in partnership with the Internet Archive (IA), to help preserve sites which might targets for deletion by powerful third parties. The new archive, called “Threatened Outlets,” can be found on Archive-It, the preservation service created by the IA. The FPF has helped threatened sites before, such as The Gothamist. When that site was apparently shut down last November, the FPF created gotham-grabber, software which allowed anyone to create PDF archives to save their site from annihilation. The Gothamist was restored shortly thereafter, but the problem remained.…

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