A great piece from the Future Journalism Project featuring Jenny Rooney, editor -curator of the Forbes CMO Network.
Jenny explains that curation for her is about "bringing other voices into the conversation." She finds and vets experts and invites them to bring their informed perspectives into a discussion with other participants and with minimal editorial oversight.
Jenny does a great job of explaining how journalism functions in an age social media and how control has devolved. Journalists no longer have complete control over the story - it's now a participative event and its part of Jenny's role to ensure that the conversation is high quality and relevant to her audience.
This seems to me to echo the situation in internal comms as we've moved from top down messaging to more of a conversation and it also seems to me that Jenny's approach could work well for internal comms. Invite a few external experts to blog regularly, mix in some hand picked internal voices and you could have a credible way to broaden the ongoing corporate conversations and open up the discussions.
Also - I totally want that dress!