Journalists as curators

I keep reading about the idea of journalists as curators in the news blogosphere — and I have to say I’m intrigued.

I think Jeff Jarvis started the discussion a while back, but I particularly like the interpretation of Mindy McAdams. As the glut of information becomes more overwhelming, the idea of having someone sort, choose and display — similar to what museum curators perform based on their extensive knowledge of the subject area of an exhibit — makes perfect sense.

Curation also could be a helpful metaphor for students as we try to help them envision new places for them to practice their craft.

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