Atomic Games is teaming with Konami to release a “gameamentary” about the real-life Battle of Fallujah. UPDATED: Six Days in Fallujah has been dropped by Konami, after a storm of controversy from veterans and veterans’ associations. Atomic is still working on the game, but without a publisher at this time. I agree that this is […]Read more "Game Documentary: Six Days in Fallujah"
We must use games for good, or they will be used for evil. You think I’m joking? Not a bit. Read on. The release of the Wrath of the Lich King expansion set has sparked up the old ‘Are Video Games Addictive?’ debate again. Chris Vallance over at iPM sums it up succinctly. Millions of […]Read more "Why we Must use Games for Good"
So Users Add Value. You’ve got a great news network with millions of people contributing rich, insightful material every day. Lots of people comment on your news articles; there’s a thriving debate online. Thousands of people are submitting content that could enhance the power of your journalism and help them get the information they need […]Read more "How to Turn Millions of User Videos Into Good Content"
What will the journalists of the future be like? What will they have to be like? Sense-makers, not messengers. I spent most of yesterday sitting around a table with a bunch of journalists, drinking far too much coffee, arguing and trying to work this one out. We were at the uber-trendy Hospital Club in Covent […]Read more "Journalists are Sense-Makers, not Messengers"
Thanks to Roo, just found this excellent, excellent little video. Tim O’Reilly explains what Web 2.0 is. Tim says: “Web 2.0 is the understanding that the network is the platform, and on the network as a platform, the rules for business are different. And the cardinal rule is this one: users add value. And figuring […]Read more "Journalism Needs to Listen to Tim O’Reilly"
news●pa●per (noun) (pl. –a●pers): a community website, with articles as the objects people interact around. Is blogging journalism? Is it ruining journalism? What do the “professionals” do with the “audience” when every member of that audience can broadcast themselves to each other – without us? You could ask: what’s the point in having journalists at […]Read more "Paradigm Shift: News is Community"
This is a perfect example of how exploring an issue through play can make great journalism. Check out the link and find out all about the US federal budget. Usually this is a fiercely complex topic, with reams and reams of spreadsheets – a general all around snore-fest. It’s one of those stories that’s important, […]Read more "Budget Hero"