The topic of how newsgames could be used to enhance journalism is one which is becoming more widely discussed in the industry, and formed one of the debates at news:rewired – media in motion earlier this month.
In this post from the event, doctoral student at the Georgia Institute of Technology and co-author of Newsgames: Journalism at Play, Bobby Schweizer, outlines seven different styles a newsgame could effectively take, e.g. a puzzle, an infographic or a tool to teach literacy.
He also explains eight uses of newsgames which could be of interest to newsrooms, by helping give users a direct experience of the story and enhance awareness of related issues.
We also previously produced a podcast on newsgames which can still be listened to here.
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