Links: Gaming and journalism – what can we learn?

The final session of news:rewired – beyond the story will look at how elements of computer, video and social gaming could be used by journalists and media organisations. We want to get you thinking about how gaming technologies, storytelling techniques and relationships between games and their players might be incorporated into journalism.

It might not be something you’ve thought about before, but there’s already some pretty interesting research and blog posts being written on the subject, which we’ve rounded up below:

Useful blog posts

Some interesting examples

Ideas to discuss

  • Does gaming lend itself to particular types of journalism or stories?
  • What benefits can gaming bring to journalism?
  • What kind of audiences will immersive journalism appeal to?
  • How can games be used to promote brands as well as telling stories?

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Please feel free to share your own links on this topic or line up some questions for our panellists.

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