Does News Come To You, Or Do You Go Find It?


Are you a Tumblr? According to Fortune, Tumblr has gone from 2 billion pageviews a month to over 13 billion and from 1 billion total posts to more than 10 billion in the past year. In September, Tumblr also announced an $85 million dollar round of financing. So someone’s a Tumblr. Mark Coatney is Media […]

Have Script, Will Pedal

Getting a break in Hollywood is a super-human task, best sought by those with unnaturally thick skin, insane perseverance and palpable talent. If you’re an aspiring screenwriter, you will also want to harness the power of “the crowd” to move your script up the chain and get it read by the right people. According to […]

Chasing News, Chasing Dollars

Business Insider was just given $7 million dollars from venture capitalists and a hard time by Felix Salmon of Reuters. Salmon is a financial journalist, and his nose is out of joint because he feels Business Insider is lifting a bit too much from AP and other sources. When media companies are asked to grow […]

Been There, Blogged That

First Vaynerchuk, now Romensko. Poynter Institute’s human news aggregator, Jim Romenesko, has announced his semi-retirement from the grind of daily content production. “For media beat reporters, it’s tough to imagine Romenesko not curating the day’s media news,” says Huffington Post writer, Michael Calderone. “I went back and forth to renewing (my contract), not renewing,” the […]

Information Is Overly Abundant; Hence, The Value Of Curation is a new curation platform that I signed up for this morning. Now I just need to pick a specific topic or two and start curating in yet another venue, but one that will integrate with my blogs and social channels. Martin Bryant of TheNextWeb says: Curation is a busy area right now. Startups […]

Borrowing, By Definition, Means Giving Back


All’s fair in love and aggregation. Uh, not exactly. Recently, Ad Age writer Simon Dumenco cried foul when he was over-aggregated by a HuffPo “writer,” who has since been dismissed. Reflecting on the scene, Lewis DVorkin, Chief Product Officer of Forbes Media, offers a good explanation for value-added aggregation. …the trick to rewarding aggregation for […]

The Story With Storify

Lewis DVorkin of Forbes is excited about Storify, a new service that makes it easy for journalists and others to search, grab and assemble content snippets from the Cloud. [View the story “Social Startups Take It To The Bank In Series Of High Priced IPOs” on Storify] Storify’s co-founder, Xavier Damman, says, “Smartphones and social […]

Like A Baton, I Hand You This Story

Maria Popova of Brain Pickings has some interesting things to say about content curation. Finding a way to acknowledge content curation and information discovery (or, better, the new term we invent for these fluffy placeholders) as a form of creative labor, and to codify this acknowledgement, is the next frontier in how we think about […]