A Balanced Approach for the Modern Writer and Editor Whether working in a traditional newsroom or as a one-person blogging operation, every good writer needs to become his or her own best editor. Editing for the Digital Age provides editors and writers with the tools necessary to ensure that published material is accurate, readable, and complete. The book provides guidance in copy editing fundamentals, including correcting grammar, conforming the writing to a style guide, and revising material so that it is tightly written and clear. The text is designed for today’s digital publishing landscape and addresses the many issues writers and editors now face on a daily basis—handling legal issues such as liability, copyright, and libel; writing headlines that will attract readers; creating multimedia packages to support an article or post; and using various forms of social media to curate content and connect with audience members. Chapters focus on key areas and themes for editing in the digital age, and “Write Right” writing and grammar exercises are woven into every chapter to progressively build students’ editing skills.
Chapter 10: Curation, Aggregation and Creation
Curation, Aggregation and Creation
So far, we have looked at editing as the process of modifying, perfecting and displaying work typically created by another person. In the digital environment, however, editors also often act as creators themselves. At the simplest level, editors create collections of articles, photos or other items. But sometimes their work goes well beyond that, as they take an active role in creating maps, quizzes and other multimedia elements.
Curation and Aggregation
Before we jump into the ways editors create content, we first look at a task more closely associated with a primary part of the job of editing: selecting and packaging content. In an age of ever-expanding content, editors perform an essential task in separating the wheat from the ...