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Student
Title
Supervisor
Faculty
Educational Programme
Final Grade
Year of Graduation
Nikol Morozova
Video Games as a Form of Journalism: Gamification Strategies in Digital Mass Media
Journalism
(Bachelor’s programme)
10
2017
The usage of videogame as a form of digital journalism is investigated in this graduation paper. Cases of implementing videogame as a genre in 10 journalistic digital mass media are examined and cover the period from January 2015 to April 2017. The paper reveals that videogame is not in intensive usage in journalism. Two gamification strategies were identified in the investigation: implementing videogame as a mean of journalistic expression and as a playful way to explore news agenda. The paper highlights that the genre has already been in the area of storytelling and satire for almost 15 years and even that had not made it a common instrument of journalism. The investigation suggest reasons that can explain the situation: expensiveness of videogame production and reluctance of audience to change its media consumption habits. The paper designate an emerging genre of digital journalism that originates from videogame and video 360 projects and is commonly described as supplemented virtual reality

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