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News Game

Posted on | September 28, 2014 | No Comments

I am always interested in examples of how people have taken what we do in the world of media and bring it to new audiences.

In this case how we can inspire the next generation of media professionals.

A great read.

Al Jazeera has today launched its first newsgame – an interactive in which the user takes the role of a journalist assigned to investigate the multi-million dollar illegal fishing trade in Sierra Leone.

Here is the link to the game!

This is an absolutely fantastic multi-media experience, the sound is captivating in the intro and throughout the activity. (listen with headphones it is like you are there)

I love the way the game includes so many elements that make the experience feel real for the journalist.

I am going to give this tool a try with my students in COM200 in Dubai to see how it works with them, I would be curious to hear the experience of others!

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