Journalists Confirmed to be Unable to do Basic Math

At a certain point everyone begins to suspect math might not be journalist’s strong suit. After all, one cannot believe a gun grab is viable when your side doesn’t have jack for guns without a complete inability to understand mathematics. Yet defying the wisdom Mark Twain imparted on remaining silent less you reveal yourself the fool on Thursday MSNBC’s Eleventh Hour spoke removing any doubt. Continue reading “Journalists Confirmed to be Unable to do Basic Math”

Airplay Documentary Will Cover The Craziness Surrounding The #GamerGate Culture War Event

Airplay

Michael Koretzky from the Society of Professional Journalists held an event in Miami, Florida back in August, 2015 called Airplay. It was supposed to be themed around the discussion of #GamerGate and ethics in journalism, spawning from the fact that enthusiast and mainstream media had grossly misrepresented the phenomenon in order to peddle their own brand of propaganda and inculcate the masses with misinformation. Well, there’s going to be a documentary surrounding the SPJ Airplay event and some of the cultural fallout that took place between and thereafter. Continue reading “Airplay Documentary Will Cover The Craziness Surrounding The #GamerGate Culture War Event”

Richard Lewis Calls Out Polygon, Kotaku For Fake News, Gatekeeping, Hit-Pieces

Richard Lewis

During this year’s Esports Awards 2019 ceremony, journalist Richard Lewis came away with the award as best e-sports journalist of the year, but instead of using that time to thank people the general public have never heard of, or pat himself on the back for a job well done or a career well-made, he instead used the opportunity to call out the outrage artists, the fake news peddlers, and the corrupt journalists who have done little more than drag the gaming industry (and e-sports) through the proverbial mud with a boot firmly on its neck. Continue reading “Richard Lewis Calls Out Polygon, Kotaku For Fake News, Gatekeeping, Hit-Pieces”

Upper Class Journalists Expose their own Common Man Charade

If there is one constant in the media it would be their portrayal of themselves as the common man and woman. They are one of us, they speak for us, and are bringing issues to our attention that we’re just to ignorant to notice while we’re struggling to survive… or at the very least so they represent themselves, until now. Continue reading “Upper Class Journalists Expose their own Common Man Charade”

Buzzfeed, Vice, and Vox Staff Report their Shares are Worthless

A recent article by Business Insider has highlighted the growing plight of writers and staff at top digital outlets. In exchange for working for low wages, employees were promised common shares with no buy back or additional compensation and now resulting from the low performance of their sites those shares are essentially worthless, according to insiders. Continue reading “Buzzfeed, Vice, and Vox Staff Report their Shares are Worthless”

Verizon Seeking Buyer for The Huffington Post

Verizon continuing their retreat from digital media has announced they are seeking a buyer for The Huffington Post. Acquired during the acquisition of AOL in 2015 the outlet has since failed to once generate a profit  for the tech giant. After years the result is Verizon’s disillusionment with the revenue potential from digital media groups, alongside the continued interest in holding on to the media outlet. Continue reading “Verizon Seeking Buyer for The Huffington Post”

California Killed its Freelance Writer Industry

California for a long time has held massive influence over the American media landscape thanks in large part to the prevalence of California based freelance writers. Networking together these writers have helped ensure their friends and family were able to find gigs and get submissions looked at when the company was swamped with a multitude of promising writers looking to begin making a name for themselves. Thanks to AB 5 this influence over the media landscape is coming to an end. Continue reading “California Killed its Freelance Writer Industry”

Naomi “SexyCyborg” Wu Recounts Vice’s Skulduggery

Naomi Wu

In a lengthy Medium piece published way back on August 5th, 2018, content creator Naomi Wu – better known to most people online as SexyCyborg – outlined the fallout between her and Vice’s Motherboard (which has funnily enough been folded into Vice’s main vertical due to poor performance and Vice downsizing). The original tumult took place during the summer of 2018, but a lot of it was obfuscated through misdirection and faux-virtue signaling from the usual suspects, which resulted in the actual facts being buried under a mound of misinformation. Continue reading “Naomi “SexyCyborg” Wu Recounts Vice’s Skulduggery”

ThinkProgress, Liberal Progressive Website Got Woke And Went Broke

ThinkProgress

ThinkProgress.org is no longer going to be operating at full capacity. In fact, the website is now being operated by Center for American Progress staff and more than a dozen staff have been laid off with severance packages that run up through November, with full health care coverage. Continue reading “ThinkProgress, Liberal Progressive Website Got Woke And Went Broke”

Freelance Game Journo Network Kicks Out Journalist Brad Glasgow For Criticizing Kotaku, Twitter Block Lists

Game Objective (Copyright Game Objective)

A Facebook group of game journalists kicked out a fellow game journalist, Brad Glasgow from the Game Objective outlet, due to his “public comments” that didn’t align with the group’s ideology. Continue reading “Freelance Game Journo Network Kicks Out Journalist Brad Glasgow For Criticizing Kotaku, Twitter Block Lists”

Mic, Anti-#GamerGate Website Lays Off Majority Of Staff

Mic Gamergate

In an article published on November 29th, 2018, Recode is reporting that majority of the staff at Mic have been laid off. The site was supposed to be themed around millennial woes and approached news from the Liberal millennial’s perspective, but after raising $60 million in venture capital, they couldn’t find a business model to stay profitable, and are now being acquired by Bustle. Continue reading “Mic, Anti-#GamerGate Website Lays Off Majority Of Staff”

4th Annual Kunkel Awards For Video Game Journalism Is Open For Nominations

Kunkel Awards 2018

The Kunkel Awards was borne out of the disgruntlement from angry gamers with the status quo corruption that ran (and continues to run) rampant within video game journalism. “If you don’t like it, make one yourself” is the common maxim spouted by the clergy atop the hierarchical tower of the Intersectional Inquisition. And so, gamers made their own websites, news outlets, and some even made their own video games. Well, to go along with the new ecosystem of having done it all on their own, and wanting to tear down the facade of neutrality and professionalism exercised by some of the big-name gaming outlets out there, an awards category for games journalism was put together by Michael Koretzky from the Society of Professional Journalists, following the 2015 Airplay event. This annual celebration of video game journalism was called the Kunkel Awards. Continue reading “4th Annual Kunkel Awards For Video Game Journalism Is Open For Nominations”

Stuck In A Web: How Game Journalism Lost Its Originality

Spider-Man Dump Truck
On September 7th, a thread was posted on Twitter with criticisms that the recent PS4 release of Marvel’s Spider-Man had turned the titular character into a surveillance state supporter and that the game was “copaganda”. The basis of the argument is that a map revealing gameplay mechanic is bad because it sees the player aid the NYPD in turning on a series of Oscorp owned towers scattered throughout the world. The Tweeter was frustrated by the idea of private tech being used to aid the police. They even went so far as to draw real world parallels to a recent story where the NYPD were caught using surveillance cameras to profile random New Yorkers.

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