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Newsgames: Journalism at Play free pdf Journalism has embraced digital media in its struggle to survive. But most online journalism just translates existing practices to the Web: stories are written and edited as they are for print- video and audio features are produced as they would be for television and radio. The authors of Newsgames propose a new way of doing good journalism: videogames. Videogames are native to computers rather than a digitized form of prior media. Games simulate how things work by constructing interactive models- journalism as game involves more than just revisiting old forms of news production. The book describes newsgames that can persuade, inform, and titillate- make information interactive- recreate a historical event- put news content into a puzzle- teach journalism- and build a community. Wired magazine's game Cutthroat Capitalism, for example, explains the economics of Somali piracy by putting the player in command of a pirate ship, offering choices for hostage negotiation strategies. And Powerful Robot's game September 12th offers a model for a short, quickly produced, and widely distributed editorial newsgame. Videogames do not offer a panacea for the ills of contemporary news organizations. But if the industry embraces them as a viable method of doing journalism--not just an occasional treat for online readers--newsgames can make a valuable contribution.

About Ian Bogost

Ian Bogost is Ivan Allen College Distinguished Chair in Media Studies and Professor of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, a Founding Partner at Persuasive Games LLC, and the coauthor of Newsgames: Journalism at Play (MIT Press, 2010). Simon Ferrari is a doctoral student in digital media at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Bobby Schweizer is a doctoral student in digital media at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Author : Ian Bogost
Publisher : MIT Press
Data Published : 07 November 2010
ISBN : 0262014874
EAN : 9780262014878
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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