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What journalists can learn from Pokemon Go: Could newsrooms give readers information based on the places they go?


You don’t have to be a Pokemon Go enthusiast to learn something from the game, Melody Kramer writes. Kramer proposes some ideas and lessons journalists can learn from the augmented reality game, including: Could newsrooms give their readers information based on the geographic places they visit, and could they use that data to report on the most heavily trafficked locations? How can newsrooms use incentives to make people part of a community? How do newsrooms navigate the questions around who owns data and how can they ethically use it?

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