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Curating the Conversation

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These are slides for my workshop on curation, presented at the Middletown Press on June 10, 2011.

These are slides for my workshop on curation, presented at the Middletown Press on June 10, 2011.

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