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The Key Role Of Quality Curation in the Future of Media

The Key Role Of Quality Curation in the Future of Media | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

In his recent business trip to Australia, Edelman’s Steve Rubel discussed his thoughts on the future of the media with Yvonne Adele at Social Media Club Melbourne.

 

 

 

 

Here are some highlights from this article:

 

*** Content surplus as a bankable trend:

In an era of self-publication (for brands as well as individuals) and increased noise we’re all faced with the problem of too much content and not enough time. For media companies, scaling this information and providing value through quality curation is a great opportunity to solve this problem for the consumer.

 

Steve’s top tips for being a quality curator:

- Be knowledgeable and well read on your subject matter of choice;
- Save materials for later reading – it’s all an opportunity to be well informed and provide value to others;
- Focus on depth, not breadth. As Steve said, he knows a lot about a few things, and little about most things.

 

***People want to connect with the human element of a brand and those that work for the organisation.

 

***Journalists and media are now community managers. They have to see their role not only as a reporter/journalist/presenter – but as a brand ambassador who is able to acquire consumers and an build an audience through these channels.

 

***Steve’s top three emerging trends for media?

1) Building business models that incorporate curation;
2) Increased data mining and analytics about real-time engagement with media content;
3) The increased importance of facebook’s open graph.

 

Read full article http://j.mp/H17F45

 

Moreover, Steve Rubel also moderated a News Limited and Herald Sun panel on the future of journalism. 

If you have an hour to spare, I highly recommend checking out the full hour-long video discussion here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSRhDqeBtmg


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Best Thinkers Series: Is Curation the New Journalism?

This is a reminder - starts in just a few minutes......


If you're serious about content curation or just want to know more about it, you shouldn't miss this.......


An exclusive, live webinar from Social Media Today


October 4th at 12pm EST / 9am PST


Where journalists used to be the trusted agents for reporting on the ground and fact-checking stories before publication, every Web user is now a potential journalist.


And as the deluge of user-generated information gathers strength, finding out what's important to people in their private and working lives becomes more and more challenging. How to sort between truth, half truth and falsehood?


Technical filtering can't (yet) match human capacity to discriminate between useful content and garbage. This is the increasingly vital role of the online curator. The discussion will examine to what extent curation is becoming integral to journalism, and whether bloggers and tweeters can adequately play the the reporting role of journalists.


We'll cover the following questions, as well as your own:


What's the difference between curation and journalism? How does factchecking work in the blogosphere? What are emerging best practices for online curators?


Can the hive mind of the Internet match the formal editorial structure of a traditional news organization when it comes to producing accurate reporting and analysis of current events?


Maggie Fox will host the webinar, her wonderful guests are Steve Rosenbaum and Tom Foremeski. (Bios on the article)


http://socialmediatoday.com/is-curation-the-new-journalism?reference=smt_twitter

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The NYT launches a Twitter feed for live coverage of breaking news

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Creating a separate space for covering big events is a way to avoid flooding the feeds of @nytimes' 3.6 million followers.

 

 

The NYT launches a Twitter feed for live coverage of breaking news

Creating a separate space for covering big events is a way to avoid flooding the feeds of @nytimes’ 3.6 million followers.

 

By Megan Garber

 

As Hurricane Irene storms its way toward the Eastern seaboard — and as news organizations scramble to cover it — The New York Times has launched @NYTLive, a Times-run account featuring “in-depth Twitter curation of major news stories by New York Times editors.”

 

In the hour since the feed’s been live, it’s served as a hurricane-tweet clearinghouse, sharing tweets from the Times’ Metro desk, @NYTMetro, as well as — quite interesting from the whole individual-vs.-institutional-brand perspective — Times reporters Thomas Kaplan and Brian Stelter. (The latter, who’s currently in North Carolina covering the storm, also had a link to his Twitter feed featured on the Times’ homepage earlier today.)

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Curation comes full circle in Forbes's LIVE Article Page "The Era of Social Media"

 

Curation started with newspapers and magazines and the online curation community have been slowly evolving it into something new. Forbes now takes it the next level, integrating content and context into a realtime news page, complete with monetization. This may not start as the easiest read but stick with it because this is the future and it’s very exciting, the evolution continues, stay tuned……

 

Intro:

 

There's been a lot of teeth gnashing lately about the future of the article page on the Web. Some believe it too closely mimics newspaper and magazine formats.

 

Because of the dramatic change in news consumption, Forbes has created the

 

Forbes' article page release tightens the author-audience relationship and furthers our effort to build a scalable content-creation engine of individually branded journalists, authors, academics and other qualified contributors.

 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/lewisdvorkin/2011/08/10/forbes-update-our-new-article-page-for-the-era-of-social-media-is-now-live/

 

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Best Thinkers Series: Is Curation the New Journalism?

If you're serious about content curation or just want to know more about it, you shouldn't miss this.......


An exclusive, live webinar from Social Media Today


October 4th at 12pm EST / 9am PST


Where journalists used to be the trusted agents for reporting on the ground and fact-checking stories before publication, every Web user is now a potential journalist.


And as the deluge of user-generated information gathers strength, finding out what's important to people in their private and working lives becomes more and more challenging. How to sort between truth, half truth and falsehood?


Technical filtering can't (yet) match human capacity to discriminate between useful content and garbage. This is the increasingly vital role of the online curator. The discussion will examine to what extent curation is becoming integral to journalism, and whether bloggers and tweeters can adequately play the the reporting role of journalists.


We'll cover the following questions, as well as your own:


What's the difference between curation and journalism? How does factchecking work in the blogosphere? What are emerging best practices for online curators?


Can the hive mind of the Internet match the formal editorial structure of a traditional news organization when it comes to producing accurate reporting and analysis of current events?


Maggie Fox will host the webinar, her wonderful guests are Steve Rosenbaum and Tom Foremeski. (Bios on the article)


http://socialmediatoday.com/is-curation-the-new-journalism?reference=smt_twitter

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MediaWatch: Thomson Reuters Bloggers Attack Business Insider

Tom Foremeski posted this piece on his blog. It's disturbing but relevant and this problem isn't going away anytime soon. It affects journalists, content creators and curators, bloggers and anyone who works with content in any way shape of form.


Intro:


Felix Salmon, the Thomson Reuters journalist blogger recently used his blog "Felix Salmon- A slice of lime in the soda" to attack Business Insider, the news site based in New York City and founded by Henry Blodget, a former Wall Street analyst (now barred).


Mr. Salmon didn't attack Business Insider personally but allowed Ryan McCarthy, a colleague to write this post: Business Insider, over-aggregation, and the mad grab for traffic.


The article was in response to news that Business Insider had raised about $7 million. The 60 strong Business Insider reports that it has more than 12 million pageviews a month, a very strong showing.


Mr McCarthy writes that


**some of this pageview count is built on the work of others and that some Business Insider stories are mostly rewrites of other news stories.


Excerpt:


One of the failures of the Internet...


We have no good mechanism for recovering the value of a news story online. It's one of the great failures of the Internet. This is what Felix Salmon and others should be pointing to, it's the reason Business Insider does what it does, not because it wants to but because that's the nature of the online news business.


The problem is that most journalists don't know the economics of their own business, they have been sheltered from that knowledge by the wall that separates editorial departments from the commercial side of the business. That's why journalists are puzzled by the "over aggregation" they see at Business Insider, Huffington Post, and other places.


And what they don't realize is that this situation is getting worse.


http://www.siliconvalleywatcher.com/mt/archives/2011/09/mediawatch_thom.php

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The Ongoing Evolution of News Consumption

Mitch Joel, digital strategist, from Six Pixels of Seperation wrote this piece and asks the question:

 

Why is it that the majority of online news sources all look the same? There is no doubt that news as we know it has forever changed because anyone and everyone can report on an incident live and in the hard for the most respected traditional media outlets to break major news events in this day and age. There's even been some recent discussion online about whether or not any one outlet can break news anymore with an exclusive report because of our always on/always connected world.

 

Excerpt: (I'm sure what he is suggesting here is already in the works from one or more sources)

 

This is what will make the digital news more interesting.

 

It won't only make the news online more interesting, it may actually make it worth paying for. In fact, if done well (pushing beyond just how the news is reported and looking at the overall layout and design) it could make digital news worth more than what we're currently paying for news and information.

 

The trick (of course) is in making it better. Currently, even the most engaging Blogs and mobile apps are nothing more than an evolution of what was available in print. The hard work of making the new media worth paying for isn't only about the quality of the content, it's also about making the actual platform more engaging by design and function.

 

The good is news is that anything is possible. The bad news is that most media brands see it as an impossible task.

 

http://www.twistimage.com/blog/archives/new-media-by-design/

 

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Content Curation, Branding, Buzzwords & yes it's accurate too!

Content Curation, Branding, Buzzwords & yes it's accurate too! | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

Interesting post!

 

Intro:

 

"Journalists hate few things more than buzzwords. Many of us regard ourselves as guardians of the language (as if protecting the First Amendment and being watchdogs of the powerful weren't enough gu...

 

http://stevebuttry.wordpress.com/2011/07/03/engagement-curation-content-branding-buzzwords-yes-but-also-accurate/

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