E&P | Making a Game from the Headlines ::live-time simulations as another mode of news delivery::

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It’s only natural that video games become an integral part of how people understand current events and how reporters deliver the news, says Ian Bogost, Ph.D., associate professor and director of graduate studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Bogost and Michael Mateas, associate professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, are a few months into a two-year grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to figure out how to bring video games to the newsroom. The two hope to create a system for local news organizations to quickly implement current event games into their reporting duties, adding them to their stories like they would a chart, video, or interactive map.