Curation vs Journalism
Curation and Journalism are two professions that are different in the nature of the work. At the outset they may appear to be similar but strictly speaking there is difference between the two. Curation consists in keeping of a cultural heritage institution. Journalism on the other hand is the practice of writing and producing newspapers or journals.
Curation consists in keeping of a cultural heritage institution. Examples of such cultural heritage institutions are gallery, museum, library or archive. In short it can be said that a person who specializes in curation is called a curator. He is a content specialist responsible for the collections made by an institution such as a museum, gallery or library.
Curation involves concern for tangible objects of some sort such as art works, collectibles, historic items or scientific instruments. It is interesting to note that different types of curators are coming up these days. They include biocurators, digital data objects curators to name a few.
Journalism on the other hand is the practice of writing and producing newspapers. A journalist is a person who is employed to write for or edit a newspaper or journal. Journalism is the practice of reporting of events, issues and the changes in the trends to a broader audience. It is interesting to note that journalism includes a few other jobs such as editing, photojournalism and documentary.
There are various types of journalism such as sports journalism, art journalism and political journalism to name a few. Investigative journalism is one of the finest forms of journalism that is taken up by young journalists these days.
You have to possess a Master’s degree in History or Archeology to officiate as a curator in a museum. A Post graduate diploma in Library Science is the basic qualification for a curator in a library.
On the other hand you will have to possess a Master’s degree in Journalism to officiate as a journalist for a major newspaper or a journal.