Curation, Social Business and Beyond
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Covering the ongoing evolution of curation & beyond; the impact & innovation
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The Future of Journalism

The Future of Journalism | Curation, Social Business and Beyond |

I selected this piece by Ross Dawson for The Future of Journalism blog. Ross is one of my trusted sources and he continues to shed light on the future of journalism.

My commentary:

I see clear parallels between journalists and content curators and believe these are at least partly demonstrated by the points I have chosen to quote and particularly the smaller portions I bolded. I look forward to clear and growing collaborations . We have much to learn from each other.

Ross also points out the trend towards personalized and local news delivery and suggests that journalists will need to understand how social curation works. And for me, this is the key to the overlap between the established profession of journalism and the still developing discipline of content curation.

Ross sets the tone by stating:

"There are eight aspects of news that its audience will value, be prepared to pay for, and that will provide a viable financial foundation for quality journalism in the emerging media environment."

The article delves into each of these.  Here's what particularly caught my attention.

**Timeliness is becoming ever-more important in a world ravenous for immediacy.

**Investigative reporting will retain a central role in society. Increasingly this will involve data analysis, and often harnessing information and insights provided by many citizens.

**Insight, through adding context, analysis, and synthesis to news, is where some of the greatest value lies, particularly in business and political journalism.

**Those who can provide this insight, be they domain experts or journalists with the requisite breadth of experience, will always have a bright future.

**The skills required to present information, ideas and data in a visual and highly aesthetic format will shift far closer to the heart of what it is to be a journalist.

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond"

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nuphero's comment, March 2, 2012 6:32 AM
Hi there

When I go to full article link, the site says it must provide account and password to login. Does this content commercial or this site is private?

Thanks you.
janlgordon's comment, March 2, 2012 11:36 AM
Hi There, I just checked this link and it's something new, it wasn't like this before. I'll try to find you another link. You might also google I tried to get it on Google and it comes up the same way. So sorry, about this. Will have to check into this and see what's going on......
nuphero's comment, March 3, 2012 1:26 PM
Hi janlgordon

Thanks for your respond. After some tricks with Google, thanks to some keywords of your curated version, I now can read the original post. So don't worry
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Content Curation - Choosing the Right Topic - What You Need To Know

Content Curation - Choosing the Right Topic - What You Need To Know | Curation, Social Business and Beyond |

This post was written by Sue McKittrick for Marketing to Business Executives Blog.

My commentary: In writing this post, Sue clearly demonstrates how to curate content effectively. She refers to Pawan Deshpande's post on Crafting the Perfect Content Curation Strategy and then takes it to another level. This is the kind of "context" that is valuable to your readers. 

Pawan points to three factors to consider in selection of the right topic:

*competitors' content strategies

*the volume of content on a subject

*audience interest

Sue says these three things are definitely important but some refinements are in order and she delivers the goods in this article. We may have read these things before but are we really taking it all in and applying it to our work as curators or for building our business?

Here's what particularly caught my attention:

**Think about what is compelling to your targets. What information do they need to do their jobs? Where are major changes underway that will affect their success?

****Look at your answers to those questions through the prism of your business, products or services.

****What is the storyline that connects your products or services to information needed to do their jobs



** the actions they will need to take to respond to important changes occurring in their business?

I love this one!

****Consider the issues associated with the topics under consideration.

**Will exploration of the issues provoke rich discussion

**A discerning perspective on controversial views will draw more attention and offer more opportunities for engagement.

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond"

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The Shift in the Monetization of Online Content

The Shift in the Monetization of Online Content | Curation, Social Business and Beyond |

Bob Garfield from IMedia Connection interviews Susan MacDermind, President of DMG Digital and they discuss how brands are leveraging this evolution.

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Curation Tools That Help You Find Hidden Gems That Nobody Else Is Posting

Rob Diana writes: "The core of my concern is that curators need tools to find those stories that may not be as popular as others.

Otherwise, all news comes from a few select sites that are read by the masses. Obviously, this is not what we want to have happen.


He couldn't be more right. 

The rest of his article, dating back to November, offers good insight into what the 1% of former Google Reader was really doing and what they are looking for now that it is gone.


Insightful. 8/10

Curated and Selected by by Robin Good


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Via Robin Good
janlgordon's comment, December 18, 2011 2:57 PM
Hi Robin,
This is a good one - thanks for sharing this!!
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Scoop it - Everyone is a publisher - Launching to the public Today!

It has been a great experience to be part of the beta and I wish the Scoopit team great success.

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What is the future of Newspapers?

What is the future of Newspapers? | Curation, Social Business and Beyond |

 Ross Dawson and Gerd Leonhard discuss the future of news, great observations, thought provoking. 


They talk about the role of journalists, the delivery system other than paper, filtering, smaller niche audiences, how that will affect advertising dollars and much more. Very interesting, definitely worth your time.


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