Storify: aggregating the news

Today we have Josh Stearns, reporter of Free Press, as a guest speaker to talk about how he curated his “Tracking Journalist Arrests at Occupy Protests Around the Country” story on Storify.

Stearns sees Storify as a journalism tool which is built on traditional journalism structures. Whether the journalist is doing quick reporting on breaking news events or any sort of long-form reporting, he or she can amplify and network that with elements from the social web using Storify.

As Stearns pointed out, Storify is not only a place where you can do research and gather information, but also what you can use to find the right people on the ground to talk to.

Here is a link to his blog post about rethinking curation and participation when using Storify as a journalism tool to create news stories.

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