Tag: the cartoonist

by Bobby Schweizer

A common thread woven through our various projects in the Newsgames research group has been our subscription to the tenets of journalism. Our first endeavor was not related to games at all. We bought a stack of copies of Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel’s “The Elements of Journalism” book and immersed ourselves in not just […] more »

by Bobby Schweizer

Our teams at Georgia Tech and UC Santa Cruz have been working on an authoring tool that helps journalists quickly create bite-sized newsgames. The Cartoonist has been the working title for the tool because our intention is to create games akin to editorial cartoons, in terms of the amount of information being conveyed and the […] more »

by Bobby Schweizer

The [newsgames project](http://jag.lcc.gatech.edu/blog/), which this year won a [News Challenge grant](http://www.pbs.org/idealab/2010/09/the-cartoonist-aims-to-bring-newsgames-to-the-masses243.html), began two and a half years ago with a single question: What is the relationship between videogames and journalism? With the help of the two dozen fellow students at Georgia Tech who’ve joined us over the past five semesters, we identified and explored seven […] more »

by Bobby Schweizer

We are midway through the semester and the newsgames project studio at Georgia Tech is running at full steam. [Newsgames: Journalism at Play](http://www.amazon.com/Newsgames-Journalism-Play-Ian-Bogost/dp/0262014874/), a survey of the field of newsgames by project director Ian Bogost, graduate assistant Simon Ferrari, and myself, is out and is [available online](http://www.amazon.com/Newsgames-Journalism-Play-Ian-Bogost/dp/0262014874/) and in bookstores. We’ve spent the semester breaking […] more »

by Ian Bogost

The Cartoonist, our winning entry in the 2010 Knight News Challenge, emerged from two research programs. For the past two years, my research group at the Georgia Institute of Technology has been cataloging and analyzing the burgeoning genre of “newsgames” — videogames about current and past real-world events. That research produced a book, Newsgames, which […] more »

by Mark Glaser

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. — I am at MIT for the announcement of the latest round of News Challenge winners. First up is the president and CEO of the Knight Foundation, Alberto Ibarguen. (Note: The Twitter widget on Idea Lab is now a feed taken from the conference’s hashtag: #fncm.) Alberto Ibarguen, Knight Foundation CEO: We didn’t […] more »