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Friday, June 29 • 11:15am - 11:35am
The Meaning of Truth in Games for Investigative Journalism

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When used in journalism, games, like all other forms of visual storytelling, must adhere to the journalistic standards of fairness and accuracy. But in a medium where all players will make their own decisions and are, at minimum, somewhat in charge of their own experiences, how exactly do we make games that adhere to those standards? Looking at the process of making "Asylum Seeker," a collaboration between game designers and an investigative journalism nonprofit, we’ll talk about misinterpretations, implications, and the journalistic vetting process on everything in the game, including all text, art and even the user experience.

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Nicholas Fortugno

Co-Founder/CCO, Playmatics
Nick Fortugno is a designer of games and interactive narrative experiences and co-founder of Playmatics. Fortugno has been lead designer on dozens of works, including leading interactive narrative design on Frankenstein AI, shown at Sundance New Frontier, and on games and experiences... Read More →
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Sisi Wei

Deputy Editor, ProPublica
Sisi Wei is the deputy editor for news applications at ProPublica, where she edits a team of investigative journalists/developers who build interactive stories to serve the public interest. Sisi's work has ranged from investigating which U.S. colleges saddle students with debt to... Read More →

Friday June 29, 2018 11:15am - 11:35am EDT
Room 104