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The Resource Newsgames : journalism at play, Ian Bogost, Simon Ferrari, and Bobby Schweizer

Newsgames : journalism at play, Ian Bogost, Simon Ferrari, and Bobby Schweizer

Label
Newsgames : journalism at play
Title
Newsgames
Title remainder
journalism at play
Statement of responsibility
Ian Bogost, Simon Ferrari, and Bobby Schweizer
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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; re-create 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bogost, Ian
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1469.3
LC item number
.B64 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ferrari, Simon
  • Schweizer, Bobby
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Video games
  • Online journalism
  • Interactive multimedia
Label
Newsgames : journalism at play, Ian Bogost, Simon Ferrari, and Bobby Schweizer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-223) and index
Contents
Newsgames -- Current events -- Infographics -- Documentary -- Puzzles -- Literacy -- Community -- Platforms -- Journalism at play
Control code
606234291
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
[vii], 235 p.
Isbn
9780262014878
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010011990
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)606234291
Label
Newsgames : journalism at play, Ian Bogost, Simon Ferrari, and Bobby Schweizer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-223) and index
Contents
Newsgames -- Current events -- Infographics -- Documentary -- Puzzles -- Literacy -- Community -- Platforms -- Journalism at play
Control code
606234291
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
[vii], 235 p.
Isbn
9780262014878
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010011990
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)606234291

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