Angela Mary Woodall
Angela Woodall is a Communications Ph.D. candidate at the Columbia University School of Journalism. Her research examines the archiving of social media among memory institutions and how their policies and practices will affect the production of knowledge in the future. Before joining the Ph.D. program at Columbia, she worked as a journalist for the Oakland Tribune and her freelance work has been published nationally and internationally. While working as a reporter, she also designed civic apps to address the changing role of newspapers and taught digital and online journalism at San Francisco State University. She holds an M.A. in journalism and public affairs from American University in Washington, D.C., and a B.A. in anthropology and sociology from Mills College. Her current study for the Tow Center focuses on the preservation of news content—print and digital—and the ways in which news organization are dealing with the challenges of long term conservation while ensuring future access to the first draft of history.