I can’t print what I say every time I see examples like the ones below of the job the “curators”* of the Times-Picayune are doing, but you’ll get the idea:
*In his landmark Columbia Journalism Review article, The battle of New Orleans, Ryan Chittum told us what Times-Picayune “curators” do:
… the newsroom would be partly repopulated by younger digital natives who could be paid much less—as NOLA Media Group reporters, not Times-Picayune reporters. They would be told to write search-engine-optimized posts for the Web multiple times a day, and not to worry about print deadlines. Editing would be de-emphasized. “Curators” on the newspaper side would pick stories off of NOLA.com and put together a print newspaper on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.