Three things a Poynter colleague learned while filling in for me last week

What director Julie Moos learned about content curation last week:

* The balance between the obligatory and the original is critical.

* What you exclude is as important as what you include.

* Speed kills, but slowness is a painful death of its own.

There's the question, too, of which media to cover:

As the media landscape has shifted, Poynter has panned a broader territory and considered: Do we cover Google the way we cover The New York Times? How about Amazon? Apple? Which new publishers or distributors of content are central and which are marginal to journalism’s interests?

Where do you point the lens?

If you shift focus too quickly or tilt, nothing is visible.

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.


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