Thursday, October 18, 2007

Redistricting Game at the ONA conference - online journalism

Duane Dunfield, lead engineer and one of the designers of The Redistricting Game, presented the game at the Online News Association conference in Toronto on Oct 18.

These are interesting times for traditional journalism outlets - especially newspapers - because circulations are dwindling as more and more people embrace the internet. As a result these businesses are working hard to figure out how they can transition online in a sustainable way. This spells opportunity for online professionals.

At the conference Duane talked about "Using Serious Games to Engage Readers". The session was packed and many journalists wanted to talk about The Redistricting Game and serious games in general. A good write up appeared in Editor & Publisher magazine.