This is the story and inspiration behind our news curation tool. We started working on ways to curate and share information back in 2001. Before browsers had tabs, we released a multi-tab browser called “optimal Desktop” that allowed users to curate and manage access to hundreds of web destinations with ease. The curated information was on the users computer, so the thought from the beginning was, how do you share this information with others?
Two studies, one by “The online Journalism Review” and the other by “Pew Research” investigate how users interact with news online. We want to investigate how these findings make the case for news curation, and how news curators can benefit from these findings.
Curation is the DNA of Journalism. In a post in Open School for Journalism, curation is defined as: Collection of potential content from different writers, creative talents, and resources, such as online materials or journalists in the field Analysis of the content to determine most ethical and accurate representation of the subject matter Publication and dissemination of that content to readers, viewers or listeners