I do a lot of thinking about games, journalism and social media. I’d say Journalism as a discipline has a lot to learn from the massive advances being made in those fields.
Why We Must Use Games for Good
For instance, here’s Why We Must Use Games for Good – a presentation I gave at the Futuresonic conference in May 2009.
The Future of Journalism
Video Games are a powerful medium that we should use for journalism. That’s the main argument of this essay, supported with demographic and conceptual evidence. It’s based on a presentation I gave to the Future of Journalism conference organized by the BBC’s College of Journalism, 26 November 2008.
Journalism and Social Media
How can long-form journalism best adapt to interactive, online social media? The lessons are from ARGs – Alternate Reality Games. Here are Five Lessons for Journalism in the 21st Century.
You can watch this one on Slideshare, but the upload there is sans notes. It’ll make a lot more sense if you download the file.
Journalism and Gaming
I think games can be a good medium for journalism. Don’t believe me? Download this presentation.
There’s also a longer version of this, which concerns games as new media more generally. With much more material about game mechanics and a wildly speculative section about the future of games. This version is the one I presented to Paul Dwyer’s class at the University of Westminster in December 2007.
It’s also on Slideshare:
I welcome your reactions, comments and questions!