Curation and Aggregation
This is a 'storify' version of my lecture giving a broad overview of curation and aggregation to first year undergraduate journalism students.
In the workshops this week you have been looking at a number of curation tools
- But we spent a lot of time having a play with Storify.
- I noted in the workshop that it was worth taking a look at the background to storify to get an idea of where it was coming from.
Part of the reason we’ve been looking at this is to broaden the idea of what it takes to package news. The way we can use the building blocks of media combined with new technologies to make new forms of storytelling; we take the article and packaged it in a different way.
I went on to make the point that it was important that we thought about the realities of sourcing material to work with given that we would be working across platforms.
I used the phrase Process in to Content.
- Which was inspired by....
- I've talked before about the importance of having some way to capture the information you find as you go through the 'journalism process'. We explored a number of tools that helped with that including RSS and social bookmarking sites like Delicious.
- Paul Bradshaw has a great phrase for that 'passive aggressive newsgathering'
- Even if we don't use them as tools, the social bit of social bookmarking - the way content is shared - makes them great resources for links and organisational tools like tags are useful in helping find content as they were organising our own stuff.
- And a bit deeper reading...
- It's a concept we can take in to our blogs...
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