Content curation in journalism (and journalistic documentation) is the title of our first academic article on content curation in English, published today in Hipertext.net, journal of the UPF University. It is available in html and pdf versions in English and Spanish.
The article is for the Tribuna section of the journal and gives an overview of content curation from the perspective of its implementation in journalism (and journalistic documentation). The main points are:
Generic and specific identification, about the two existing types of identification between content curation and journalism.
Journalistic curation products, showing some good exemples.
Creation + Curation and the 4S’s, on the relationship between our system of the 4S’s (Search, Select, Sense making, Share) and the activities of creation and curation.
Journalists and documentalists as curators, a brief final reflection on the role of both professionals as curators. This is a fragment:
“Thus, content curation and creation emerge as the new duality of competences and abilities journalism professionals (and journalism documentalists) must be proficient at. In an increasingly clear process, and since Internet irrupted, journalists have been developing search and information selection abilities (the two first S’s). Whereas press documentalists, who are already veteran experts in these phases, have had to develop (or should develop) competences related to creating or co-creating content (Guallar, 2011), which are journalistic abilities we must identify with the third S of content curation. Lastly, the current context of web 2.0. and social media compels all content professionals to put a lot of effort into the fourth S: that of disseminating and interrelating with audiences.”.