CurateWP was built and is maintained by me, JR Tashjian. I’ve been working with WordPress for over 11 years and in that time I’ve helped news organizations and editorial websites improve their publishing process with WordPress.
I built CurateWP to solve a problem that editors of these website had that only a custom built solution could barely provide: Content Curation. Editors wanted complete control of their curation process and did not want to hire a developer to make theme changes when curated content needed to change. Other methods of curation through categorizing and tagging content were too confusing to use at scale.
I believe CurateWP is the solution for these editors.