The Latin root of the noun curator means "to care." We know the word primarily in connection with museum collections, which may make some folks think of dusty old boring things, or preserving histo...
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If you are into understanding the real value of content curation and what are the characterizing traist that make it so valuable and unique for the future of journalism and of our collective ability to stay informed, here is an evergreen "classic" on what curation specifically entails, synthesized and outlined by the Mindy McAdams.
When it comes to content curation, her list includes seven specific characterizing traits:
- Selection of the best representatives
- Provide context
- Arrangement of individual objects
- Organization of the whole
Her content curation identikit is as useful, truthful and relevant today as it was was 5 years ago when it was first published.
Content curation reference. Must-read. 9/10
Question to you: Five years on, today, what would you add to these traits, that in your view, fully characterizes content curation?
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