A recent talk by Newsgames author Bobby Schweizer has stimulated some more discussion on both the role of games in journalism, and best practice.

The need to avoid ‘tabloidisation’ is discussed in this post on OJB.

A roundup of Schweizer’s points can be found here, including “eight different uses of newsgames. They can be used to:

  1. Editorialize;
  2. Raise awareness about specific events and what happened;
  3. Simulate dynamics;
  4. Model issues;
  5. Recreate events;
  6. Teach;
  7. Portray experiences;
  8. Turn stories into systems.

And 10 examples of games used to tell news stories can be found here.