Why Curation Is Important to the Future of Journalism 

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January 31, 2012 by yamakashi

Via Scoop.itScenario 25 club

Very interesting blog post exploring the intersection between the new curators and the ones who have played this key role as trusted sources of information since a long time: reporters and journalists.   “The concept of curating news is not new. One can look to the supply-chain process of a news organization to see that several roles (editor, managing editor, etc.) have curation as a core competency; that is, the organizing of information filed by reporters into a deliverable packages for readers. But with the push of social media and advancements in communications technology, the curator has become a journalist by proxy. They are not on the front lines, covering a particular beat or industry, or filing a story themselves, but they are responding to a reader need. With a torrent of content emanating from innumerable sources”.

So, do these new gatekeepers have to apply the same ethical standards that news organisations? or a curator is by definition leads by passion and a less neutral role?    “..curators should have more freedoms than traditional reporters in a couple senses, in that part of the appeal of good curation is that it carries the person’s footprint. Opinion isn’t really a bad thing, and in fact gives the content shape in this context.”    Interesting debate, where they key value stays the same: the curator has to find the best practices and guidelines to build trust with his/her audience, in a world where we receive a massive amount of information and content.
Via www.atcna.net

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