NewsCraft combines journalism and news consumption closely through gamification by creating the necessary tools and a new format for gamified news that can tell a comprehensive 360 degrees news story. The project aims to improve citizen’s skills in news literacy, build critical thinking skills and thus strengthen the position of media outlets that will also be able to leverage the improved engagement in news media and journalism.
Beeld & Geluid is actively involved in the project by being a well known advocate for media literacy. Having immediate access to journalists, media literacy advocates, and editors amongst others, Beeld & Geluid is currently conducting interviews and surveys amongst media professionals to identify the needs and expectations of the gamified news tool. Once the game is created Beeld & Geluid will be actively involved in the testing of the game in the educational and museum sector and the development of an online inspirational training course for journalists and editors to get started with news crafting as a new editorial methodology.
The following organizations are participating in the project: DIAS Media Productions (Project Coordinator) - Cyprus; IN2 Digital Innovations - Germany; Portaplay APS - Denmark; WAN-IFRA - France; Alliance de la Presse d’Information Generale (APIG) - France; Syddansk Universitet (SDU) - Denmark and Stichting Nederlands Instituut Voor Beeld en Geluid (NISV) - Netherlands.
The project is co-funded by the European Education and Culture Executive Agency as part of Creative Europe- Media.