"Thunderdome" Unveils "National Curation Team"

“Digital First Media announced today that it is creating a national curation team as part of its centralized news operation. That operation, called Thunderdome, will be produced by Digital First’s MediaNews Group and Journal Register Company…. ‘Providing context to everything we curate is vital to providing a comprehensive news report,’ said digital projects editor Mandy Jenkins…. ‘Successful curation… will entice many people to click through and read or watch more,’ wrote Steve Buttry in a blog post. Buttry is the director of community engagement & social media at Digital First, and he pointed out some useful guidelines and tips for curators in the post. ‘Effective curation boosts the experience of each of the pieces by presenting multiple pieces in a context that enhances your understanding of each piece,’ he wrote.”
Ever feel like you’re walking down the street and suddenly a shimmering window appears into an alternate universe where the sky is green and the words all mean different things? That’s what this press announcement was like for me.