Meta-curating the death of David Bowie

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

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 is a lecturer, trainer and writer. He's been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 30. He lectures on audience strategy and engagement at City, University of London.