I think beatblogging can get journalism back to its essential mission, discarding the distractions brought on by the means of production and distribution to which the journalists once had exclusive access. The role of the journalist becomes clearer, even purer: They organize information for communities and communities of information. And that is an active verb. Curating is part of the role and that’s almost passive: finding and gathering and presenting the best of what people are already doing.
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