Examples of inconsistent tags

If your newsroom has a blogging platform or a content management system that allows you to assign keywords, doing it right and consistently can lead to really interesting ways of sorting, filtering and displaying content.

As trivial as this concept may seem to those of you who read this blog (and are probably of a more tech-savvy breed), you might be surprised to learn that tagging is a concept that doesn’t come easily to newsrooms — and I don’t mean that from a skill set or tech-savviness standpoint. If you have dozens or hundreds of people┬ácontributing┬ápieces of metadata to a single system, there will inevitably be inconsistencies that dilute the quality and usefulness of your tagging system. Read more