Chaplin, Heather

Heather Chaplin

BA , Sarah Lawrence College

Assistant Professor


Heather Chaplin is an assistant professor of journalism at The New School and author of the acclaimed book, Smartbomb: The Quest for Art Entertainment and Big Bucks in the Videogame Revolution. She recently participated in a Ford Foundation grant looking at issues of the public interest in the next generation of the Internet focusing on digital literacy and journalism. She has been interviewed for and cited in publications such as The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine, Businessweek, and The Believer and has appeared on shows such as Talk of the Nation, and CBS Sunday Morning. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, GQ, Details, and Salon. She is a regular contributor on game culture for All Things Considered.

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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