The News and Content Curation Tools Universe Real-Time News Curation, Newsmastering Tools to Aggregate, Filter, Edit, Curate and Distribute Any Type of Content. Real-Time News Curation: NewsMastering and NewsRadars. Real-Time News Curation - The Complete Guide Part 2: Aggregation Is Not Curation. We are no longer just consumers of content, we have become curators of it too.
In Part 1 of this Guide I have introduced why we really need real-time news curation and what is the basic idea behind it (Part 1 - Real-Time News Curation, Newsmastering And Newsradars - The Complete Guide Part 1: Why We Need It). In Part 2 I want to continue illustrating what "real-time news curation" is all about, and more specifically why it differs from automatic aggregation, and why you really need a human being to do it. Real-Time News Curation - The Complete Guide Part 3: Types And Real-World Examples. Part III: Curation Types and Real-World Examples There exists many types of curation, and many ways to interpret what curation really is.
As I have attempted to illustrate in Part II of this guide, in my own view, aggregation is automated and it is not the same as curation. As I wrote, "aggregation is automated, curation is manual". This does not mean that curation does not need or can do altogether away of any form of automated aggregation or social-based filtering. These are in fact fantastic and irreplaceable tools for any serious content or news curator. That is, curation for me, is by definition human-based. 1. 2. 3. 4. But I also do recognize I am venturing in some uncharted new grounds and I am therefore open to question and evaluate my own above viewpoints also from other perspectives. "I believe that there is a role for trusted curators of news, people who have unique access or unique insight, who can get to news more quickly than anybody else, or dive into it more deeply. 1. 2. Real-Time News Curation - The Complete Guide Part 4: Process, Key Tasks, Workflow.
I have received a lot of emails from readers asking to illustrate more clearly what the actual typical tasks of a news curator are, and what are the tools that someone would need to use to carry them out.
In Part 4 and 5 of this guide I am looking specifically at both the workflow, the tasks involved as well as at the attributes, qualities and skills that a newsmaster, or real-time news curator should have. 1. Identify NicheIdentify your specific topic-theme. The more specific, the better. The broader your coverage the less relevant it will be to your readers, unless you are already a very popular individual that people trust on a number od different topics.
Sequence your selected news stories to provide the most valuable information reading experience to your readers. There are likely more tasks and elements to the news curator workflow that I have been able to identify right here. Please feel free to suggest in the comment area, what you think should be added to this set of tasks. Real-Time News Curation - The Complete Guide Part 5: The Curator Attributes And Skills. What skills do I need to have if I want to be an effective real-time news curator?
Can I just pick the best headlines and links on my topic of interest or do I need to do know / do more? What makes a great news curator stand out from those who do automatic aggregation or from bloggers who create simple news stories lists? Photo credit: thesuperph. Real-Time News Curation - The Complete Guide Part 6: The Tools Universe. Real-Time News Curation: Part 6 - The Tools and Technologies In this part of the guide you will find: 1.
A Brief History of News Curation Tools 2. The 15 Basic Traits of a News / Content Curation System 3. 4. Real-Time News Curation - The Complete Guide Part 7: Business Applications And Trends. Real-Time News Curation: Part 7 - Business Opportunities 1.
Where Is The Money 2. Key Business Drivers.