Curating the Conversation

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Curating the Conversation

  1. 1. Curating the Conversation<br />Steve Buttry<br />Middletown Press<br />June 10, 2011<br />sbuttry@journalregister.com<br />
  2. 2. Read more about it<br />stevebuttry.wordpress.com (2009 entry on liveblogging tips; will update soon)<br />slideshare.net/stevebuttry<br />@stevebuttry<br />http://zombiejournalism.com/2010/10/10-ways-journalists-can-use-storify/<br />
  3. 3. NPR’s Andy Carvin<br />“I think curation has always been a part of journalism; we just didn't call it that.” – quoted in The Atlantic by Phoebe Connelly<br />
  4. 4. What is curation?<br />Museum curator:<br />Studies topic<br />Chooses relevant content (other sources & museum collection)<br />Authenticates<br />Groups related items<br />Provides context<br />Presents exhibit<br />Journalism curator:<br />Studies topic<br />Chooses relevant content (social media, blogs, staff)<br />Authenticates<br />Groups related items<br />Provides context<br />Presents collected content<br />
  5. 5. Curation tools for journos<br />Google & other search engines<br />Twitter Search (advanced)<br />Other Social media search<br />Storify, Storyful, Chirpstory<br />Blackbird Pie<br />Quote URL<br />
  6. 6. Curation sources<br />Social media (Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube …)<br />Blogs<br />Staff content (current & archives)<br />Other news media (yes, competition)<br />
  7. 7. Authenticate & attribute<br />Ask: “How do you know that?”<br />Ask careful questions of crowd to help you vet & verify<br />Check links, tweets & information on sources<br />Link to original source<br />Attribute<br />
  8. 8. Read more about it<br />stevebuttry.wordpress.com (2009 entry on liveblogging tips; will update soon)<br />slideshare.net/stevebuttry<br />@stevebuttry<br />http://zombiejournalism.com/2010/10/10-ways-journalists-can-use-storify/<br />

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