This lovely article shows us the importance of archives and what it means to archive users to be able to have access to good records and information management and archival records management.
Melody Kramer writes in the Poynter from a journalist's point of view that, "Those mundane things [social media posts etc.] might become important over the long haul. I think that’s one of the qualities that journalists can use to distinguish ourselves, if we have archives. We can say: “We’re not just taking someone else’s stuff and blogging about it. We took pictures, we interviewed people, and we kept that footage because we think it’s important to our communities and our nation that we are accurately informed about this topic.”"
Read more about her article here: https://www.poynter.org/news/what-trump-tapes-can-teach-us-about-news-archives
The recent emergence of the bombshell "Access Hollywood" clip that sat in the NBC vaults for over a decade before wreaking havoc on the Trump campaign illustrates the value of keeping archival material searchable and retrievable. The Washington Post's Margaret Sullivan recently listed several "journalism lessons" that reporters could take from the current presidential campaign.