Chaplin, Heather

Heather Chaplin

BA , Sarah Lawrence College

Assistant Professor


Heather Chaplin is director of the Journalism + Design program at the New School and the recipient of two Knight Foundation media innovation grants. She is a fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University and recently finished a paper for the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on playable models. Chaplin covered videogames for ten years for All Things Considered, The New York Times,  and The LA Times,  among other places. She is the co-author of Smartbomb: The Quest for Art, Entertainment and Big Bucks in the Videogame Revolution, New York Times Notable Book  of 2006.  Her next book will be published by Simon & Schuster in fall 2016.

Courses Taught:

Advanced Journalism
Introduction to Journalism
Reading for Writers
News School Free Press

Recent Publications:

Contributor, Love, Loss and What I Wore.
Bill Viola Makes a Videogames, All Things Considered
Writer, Ford Foundation, creating a piece of the Internet in the Public Interest.


Office Location:

458, 65 W 11th Street

Phone Number/Extension:
212 229-5100 2866


Research Interests:

21st Century Literacy
systems thinking
game culture
the future of journalism 

Recent Presentations/Exhibits:

Keynote speaker, Montreal International Game Summit
Representations of War in Modern Videogames, School of Visual Arts
Speaker, Game Developers Conference
Moderator, Serious Games Festival  

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