Play & Journalism

Play is the freedom of movement within a more rigid structure. (wiggle room.) Play provides the opportunity for emergent experience and personal expression.

Can play in journalism open a space to create objectivity created by the audience person? What do we do with the risks of misinterpretation?

Play + Journalism » Immersion of audience.

But the game is not intrinsic in the toy; it is a set of player-defined objectives overlaid on the toy. — Greg Costikyan


  • I was there when.
  • Inline commentary, debate, sourcing and review
  • Children’s mystery books, choose your own adventure, flip book over, use color filter
  • Fan fiction – compose alternative outcome, a departure from any node within the story


elements: source, data, fact, information, knowledge, researcher, subject, outlet, form,

Data toy examples:


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