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The American University School of Communication is using a Knight Foundation grant to try and train journalists to apply the principles of game design to the challenges of leading a media outlet.

Alex Wawro

October 9, 2014

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The American University School of Communication seems to think putting journalists with game design chops in charge of newsrooms might be a good idea. To find out, it's using a $250,000 grant from the Knight Foundation to launch a program that aims to train journalists in applying game design to the challenges of leading a media organization. "Effective game designers excel at weaving together a compelling mix of context, goals, challenges and rewards that encourages players’ ongoing involvement," wrote American University School of Communication dean Jeffrey Rutenbeck in a blog post

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