The Pell Center has entered in the Knight Foundation’s News Challenge competition with a proposal for a game app called “Could You Be President?”
The Knight News Challenge hopes to answer the following question–how might we better inform voters and increase civic participation before, during and after elections?
“Could You Be President?” challenges players’ knowledge of current issues including global warming, security, government spending, and immigration. By playing the game, users will learn about the issues, become more engaged, and become more interested in voting to make a difference. Smartphones are the major tool of communication and interaction for 18-35 year-olds, and a game that attracts this group is a powerful way to inform and engage them in civic participation. When we know more about something, we are more interested!
Click to “applaud” the Pell Center’s entry on the Knight Foundation’s website.