Journalism: The Computer Game!

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Sign up with Poynter-affiliated site News U and you get to play the Be A Reporter online game (pictured). In the role of an aspiring journalist, players run around town to find the story behind a batch of poisoned cheese in the local school cafeteria.

Aspects of being a real life journalist that didn’t make it into the game? The crazy low salaries, the total crap of coming home at 11pm after a 14 hour shift, the unsatisfying sex with the production assistant from the local television station’s 6pm news and the rampant alcoholism. The rampant, rampant alcoholism. Mmm whiskey…

(Image via News U/Poynter)