Story curation involves the analysis of individual stories, a synthesis of the insights within them and the digital packaging of these collective findings.
Within the context of the Internet and the digital age, the term ‘content curation’ is broadly used to describe the process for gathering, organising and presenting information in relation to a specific subject. Similarly, when we use the expression “curated stories”, we are using it as an umbrella term that accounts for a layered analysis process that is accompanied by a range of packaging options, such as:
- Reports: A written analysis of the stories combined into a visually appealing report that contains links to the stories.
- Summative videos and soundscapes: Edited pieces of media that thematically combine extracts from the stories together.
- Geo-Maps: Online maps with story links pin-pointed to their location and colour-coded on specific groupings.
- Blog Posts and Feature Articles: Short, accessible written pieces that concisely summarise the key points in the stories.
- Visualisations: Posters, flyers, infographics and social media images that communicate the stories key ideas.
- Multimedia Presentations: Slides that convey the learning from the stories with embedded story extracts and feature stories.
- Toolkits: Practical guides for professionals that support them to work with and use the knowledge from the stories.
Through our curation process we can better understand similar or sometimes seemingly incongruent stories within the wider context in which they are told and are able to find ways of exhibiting this understanding via digital and online tools that make it easier for people to share and use.