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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.
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"
Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/zn9rpM]
This piece was posted by Loren Sorenson for Hubspot, I selected it because as she says "If you aren’t prepared for the visual content revolution, you may be left in the dust.
Not convinced? Let's take a look at exactly how visual contentis positively contributing to marketing strategies -- it may just give you the push you need
"Learn why visual content is a critical part of your content creation strategy.
Here are some highlights:
**People remember only 20% of what they read
**83% of learning is visual
Condenses and Explains Large Amounts of Information
**Today, there is too much information on the Internet you have about 3 seconds to catch someone’s eyes so they'll consume your information.
Gives Your Brand an Identity
**Visual content draws people in, letting viewers better understand your brand's identity
Drives User Engagement
**If you've ever read a book with a child, you probably know they find pictures more interesting than words; but are adults really that different?
Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"
Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/Ifujbp]