Miami Newsjam-Game Jam

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Oct 20

Miami Newsjam-Game Jam

October 20, 2017 @ 6:30 am - October 22, 2017 @ 3:00 pm EDT


The Newsjam is an opportunity to rally our community around games for reporting, data driven play and persuasive games.  Work and play with other game designers, programmers and artists to inspire the spirit of political activism and news reporting into games.
The Newsjam is an event sponsored by the Knight Foundation and the University of Miami School of Communication.  It is a weekend long game jam with a very specific focus  – the intersection of news, games. and community.  It’s an opportunity to experiment with games as a way of connecting people with the news, empowering citizen reporters or re-envision the way we learn about the world around us. Hosted by Lindsay Grace, awarded game designer, professor, and one of 5 organizing board members the 36,000 participant Global Game Jam.  Guest speakers and team consultants include professionals who have made a career out of the intersection of games and journalism.
This jam is a first time journey into unknown territory.  What world changing game will you make? Visit to to register.
The event will open on October 20th at 6:30PM, and end at 2:30 on Sunday, October 22nd. Beyond providing a the opportunity to work with others, the event will be hosted by professional journalists, game designers, artists, and developers. Quick, informative, micro-talks on topics will be part of the weekend long program. The event will end with a public showcase of the games.
We invite anyone and everyone who is interested in making digital games, location based games, mobile games, board games, print to play and more to come. The best games may be invited to extend development toward a final, public release under guidance from experienced professionals in our community.
The world is changing. We invite you to be a part of that change.
Game jams are all day (and sometimes night) game making marathons. Start with lots of energy. After that, think about bringing anything that’s going to help you be creative, comfortable, and brilliant.
Registration includes access to talks by games and media professionals, 4 meals, and facility access.  Please visit tyhe website to pay the $10 registration fee and provide your info.
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October 20, 2017 @ 6:30 am EDT
October 22, 2017 @ 3:00 pm EDT
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