How would you create appealing and credible news in a rapidly changing media landscape?
Journalism and its ethics is the topic of the second thematic social learning game, a field within which Expology has been a pioneer. In the Media Lab students take the roles as reporters, photographers and editors working on a story about an accident at sea involving a school-class in canoes. As a collective news cast they have to research for the story interviewing persons and solving challenges, they choose their news angle and publish stories in different news channels.
All in all a very realistic world of news for the schools to visit and study. Actually the Media lab is also used by the local university, The University of Southern Denmark, to teach students who study journalism.
The regional Danish media house Fyens Stiftstidende, opened their first Media Lab for school classes in 2005. 25.000 visitors later the Media Lab was updated in the autumn of 2012 to match new media like Facebook and Twitter and technology like smartphones and tablets. IPods guide the schoolchildren in the renewed game, and the effect has been an intensive two hours experience for the teacher and the class. The Media Lab is also used by the local university, The University of Southern Denmark, to teach students in journalism.
Year: 2005, 2012