TechRaking II: Gaming the News
The Center for Investigative Reporting's TechRaking II is a daylong event on Sept. 19 dedicated to the intersection of news and games. It is co-presented with the Online News Association and Public Radio International and hosted by IGN. Social and gaming continue to play a major role in how the public gathers information and interacts with content online. Gaming industry executives, designers and artists will convene 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. Registration is limited to people involved in journalism, game development or the design world. More information coming soon.