Pushing the boundaries of journalism: How newsgames explain development topics

Internship thesis — MA Media Culture. Maastricht University. 2015 *

Introduction

Conceptual framework and literature review

Liquid journalism in times of participatory culture

Newsgames: Playing with a complex reality

Professional concerns and emerging possibilities

Overview of development journalism

Methodology

Autoethnographic analysis

Qualitative interviews

Case Studies: Newsgames about global development topics.

An Analysis of “Rebuilding Haiti” and “Follow the Money 2”

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Figure 1. Home page of “Rebuilding Haiti”. (http://apps.rue89.com/haiti/en/)

Autoethnographic analysis: my experience playing the newsgames

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Figure 2. Home page of “Follow the Money 2”. (followthemoney2015.lastampa.it/it)
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Figure 3. At the end of “Follow the Money 2” I could compare my choices with the average and see that my foreign affairs minister profile would be like the activist Vandana Shiva.

Interviews with Emanuele Bompan and Florent Maurin

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Figure 4. In the last chapter of “Rebuilding Haiti” I discover the consequences of all my decisions, in an “imaginary” report of the Haiti of 2020.

Conclusion

References

Online newsgames

Journalism & more | Now, in between things | I doubt (almost) everything

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