PRI sponsors conference on news and gaming
Gaming industry executives, designers and developers will convene with investigative journalists to explore how gaming platforms can be used to reach and engage citizens in investigative journalism.
PRI is co-presenter of TechRaking II, a day-long event dedicated to the intersection of news and games. The event will take place on Sept. 19, 2012, in San Francisco at the headquarters of IGN, a video games media company.
Social and gaming continue to play a major role in how the public gathers information and interacts with content online, and PRI along with the Online News Association, is convening gaming industry executives, designers and artists with investigative journalists to explore how gaming platforms can be used to reach and engage citizens in investigative journalism.
In addition to participating in discussions with industry leaders, conference participants will be divided into teams and challenged to develop pitches for news games that connect players in radically new ways. The winning team will receive an opportunity to jump-start its idea with the Center for Investigative Reporting.
More about the event here.