Chase the Fault Lines
Maynard Institute for Journalism Education - Non-Profit - www.mije.org
Studies repeatedly show that skewed news media portrayals of people of color has a devastating effect on our public policy, from issues of school reform to incarceration.
Our project allows users to see how individual perspective determines which facts get included in a news story, and how that, in turn, shapes the overall perspective of the story.
Maynard staff will post several stories on a subject. Users would be given a list of facts and could build their own story, which would then be rated to demonstrate which "fault linesâ€ perspectives are included in the story.
Emilia Askari commented
This sounds like it will be both interesting and engaging. I think games will be an important part of journalism in the future. Go, Maynard Institute! Win!
Chris Rigel commented
If humanity is ever to move out of racial bias, journalistic coverage must lead the way. Racial bias hides in plain sight--ever notice how pointing out the ethnicity of every person or character other than caucasian assumes a norm of caucasian? Your project is vital, as journalism is, to a healthy democracy.
I was thinking the other day how media easily discard the focus on diversity when times get tough, as if equal coverage of issues specific to people of color is *optional* and relevant only in flush periods.
Your project is innovative, important and much needed-- you have my vote!!
In this age of scaled-back media coverage, your project sounds crucial. The more nuances you can bring to coverage about people of color, the more everyone moves closer to informed opinions about us.
J.V. Womack commented
We never become relevant until we become relevant. Long overdue.
Eric V Tait Jr commented
Look forward to seeing your Fault Lines Game. Good luck
We can hardy wait for the creation of this game.
This definitely a must.
darrin banks commented
Maynard Institute is needed
Definitely cast my vote for the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education.
Femi Folami commented
Maynard Institute is a guarantee of integrity and truth for people of color.
Vote for Maynard Institute for Journalism Education. They are the best!!!
This is a must. Everyone must vote for the Maynard Institute.
Zach Mason commented
I know I'd play!
Ben Chida commented
I like this!
Sam Sampanthan commented
Justin Wiley commented
Easiest decision I've ever made!
Martin Reynolds commented
Maynard all day!