Slides on news curation from my St. Edward's University Interactive Media: Production and Design class. Discusses news curation, examines Andy Carvin's use of Twitter news curation and explains how to curate news using tools such as Twitter lists, Twitter widgets, Storify and Paper.li.
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cu•ra•tor(from Latin cura, care), means manager,overseer, one who has the care andsuperintendence of something
“ The editor who sits in a big building at the New York Times or your local newspaper that chooses what content you’ll see in your newspaper is a curator. So is the page designer who decides what story is at the top of the page - Robert Scoble
INFO MOLECULESA curator is an information chemist. He or she mixes atoms togetherin a way to build an info-molecule. Then adds value to that molecule.
HOWNEWSCURATE TO - The Seven Needs of Real-Time Curators, Robert Scoble
“ ANYONE CAN COLLECT LINKS, AND ALGORITHMS CAN AGGREGATE. BUT ONLY TRAINED EDITORS HAVE THE SKILLS TO SELECT AND COLLECT THE BEST INFORMATION “ AND BUILD A LOYAL AUDIENCE. - MARK BRIGGS, JOURNALISM NEXT
Storify: pulls in content from Twitter, Facebook, Flickr & YouTube and generates a story based on real-time information from these networks
IN-CLASS WORKCURATING TWEETSADD A TWITTER LIST & SEARCH WIDGET TO YOUR BLOG
HOW TO CREATE ATWITTER LIST • GO TO YOUR PROFILE • CLICK ON LISTS • CLICK CREATE A LIST • NAME IT • NAVIGATE TO PROFILE OF USER YOU WANT TO ADD • CLICK ON • CHECK BOX TO ADD
WHEN DONE, GO TO TWITTER WIDGETS PAGE, SELECT THE LIST, FILL OUT INFO, GRAB CODE & EMBED ON BLOG