Nick Kristof explains why he's working on a FarmVille-like game

"In the process of industrialization, the people who mastered one technology tended not to be those who came to dominate the next technology. The stagecoach people didn't produce motorcars. The motor vehicle people weren't the ones who ended up producing trains. The train people weren't the aviation companies and so on. I worry about that all the time in the platforms of journalism. That's one reason I'm willing to experiment with new media and platforms as they come along. ... I think gaming might be the next big platform for news organizations and causes."

  • Steve Myers

    Steve Myers was the managing editor of Poynter.org until August 2012, when he became the deputy managing editor and senior staff writer for The Lens, a nonprofit investigative news site in New Orleans.

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