A newsgame is an application of journalism in videogame form.
Journalism has embraced digital media in its struggle for reinvention. But most online journalism just translates existing practices to the Web. Games work differently: they simulate how things work by constructing interactive models. Newsgames can persuade, inform, and titillate; make information interactive; recreate a historical event; put news content into a puzzle; teach journalism; and build a community.
Newsgames: Journalism at Play is survey of newsgames and their applications and journalistic potential. Order it today online or find it in your local book store.
The Newsgames project is currently developing a tool to help journalists easily create newsgames in a timely manner. This project is supported by The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.