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Journalism - Journalism Archive Management (JAM): Faculty

JAM: The 5 W's

Who will be using JAM?

  • The goal is to have all journalism and strategic communication students, faculty and staff following JAM best practices.
  • As JAM becomes a practiced Missouri Method, it should be diffused throughout the media environment.

What is JAM?

  • JAM is a set of best practices for labeling and storing digital content so that it can be discovered and reused when needed.
  • JAM is a digital lifestyle.

When will we begin using JAM best practices?

  • Initially, JAM best practices will be introduced and followed in the J2150, J2100, J2000, J1100 and J1010 core courses.
  • By the fall semester of 2018, JAM should be used by all journalism and strategic communication students.

Where will JAM be used?

  • The Missouri School of Journalism. 
  • JAM best practices will be shared throughout the University of Missouri campus and beyond.

Why is JAM needed?

  • Students may need to provide evidence of their academic output or portfolios of their work for employment. JAM will make it easier to find and reuse content.
  • Everyone, especially journalists and those in the creative communication fields need to develop lifelong digital preservation practices. 
  • Each individual should be responsible for the content he or she creates.