Going back to the days of newspapers without Internet and TV without cable, media and news have had a symbiotic relationship with games. With the emergence of the Web, consoles, fantasy sports, social media, mobile computing and HTML5, the options for what's now possible is virtually limitless. How do game developers get their bearings and attempt to navigate this uncharted universe of opportunity? How does a media org move into gaming and make it part of their business and brand?
This panel offers perspectives from media and news organizations about what it's like to evolve partnerships and competencies that are necessary to become a new kind of organization, one that can invent, make and distribute games. Panelists include:
Tim Griggs, Director of Paid Products at The New York Times
John Fox, General Manager at Aol Games.com
Jeremy Caplan, Director of Education, Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism