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Meta-curating the death of David Bowie

Curation is the new obituary: 8 ways media outlets marked Bowie’s life and death

Paul Bradshaw:

The media’s reaction to David Bowie‘s death from cancer early this morning demonstrates just how widely curation has become in journalism practice – and specifically, how it has become the web native version of the obituary.

It’s also interesting to note that the speed of news is such that there’s not only curation around Bowie’s death less than four hours after I first heard about it – there’s meta-curation as well.

Slightly disappointed to see a lack of good plundering of archive interviews, stories and reviews as yet – but perhaps that will come later.


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Adam Tinworth   Adam Tinworth

Adam has been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 25. He currently works as a consultant and trainer, helping people do better, more engaged online journalism.


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