Sims-creator using social media for TV

The man behind the world’s biggest selling videogame, The Sims, is using social media to pioneer a new breed of television programme.

Will Wright has signed a deal with Current TV to create Bar Karma, that will allow those who join the programme’s online network to share their story ideas with the programme creators.

The best ideas will be compiled into an episode proposal, where users will be able to vote on which ideas go through to be included in the programme’s half-hour episode.

(Source: Digital Spy)

This article appears in issue 256 of Media Digest.




“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”

Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.

(Source: POLIS)


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