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”

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”

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”

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”

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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Gamer Says City News Reporter Didn’t Inform Him About WHO Report For Addiction Story

CityNews Ethics

On March 10th, 2018 CityNews Toronto ran a story about video game addiction. It was tied into the addition of video game addiction to the World Health Organization international disease listings. In the piece, reporter Nitish Bissonauth interviewed several gamers, some parents, and even some kids about their gaming habits. A few gamers felt as if the report misrepresented gaming as a hobby, and distorted some of their answers. Continue reading “Gamer Says City News Reporter Didn’t Inform Him About WHO Report For Addiction Story”

Gizmodo CEO Steps Down As Univision Lays Off Staff

Gawker Hulk Hogan

After picking up the pieces of Gawker from the fallout of the Hulk Hogan lawsuit, Univision has been desperately trying to stitch the media rag back together but failing every step of the way. The latest hiccup comes in the form of Gizmodo’s CEO, Raju Narisetti, stepping down from his position. Continue reading “Gizmodo CEO Steps Down As Univision Lays Off Staff”

Gothamist, DNAInfo Shut Down By Founder After Journalists Join Union

Gothamist

TD Ameritrade owner and founder of Gothamist and DNAInfo, Joe Ricketts, recently shut down both DNAInfo and Gothamist – local news organizations that reportedly reached 9 million people each month and garnered more than 15 million visits – after the journalists joined a union. Continue reading “Gothamist, DNAInfo Shut Down By Founder After Journalists Join Union”

Vice Lays Off Waypoint Gaming Journalist Mike Diver Amid Restructuring

Mike Diver Waypoint

Vice Waypoint is the video game arm of the online website Vice. The media publication has about 3,000 staff across multiple departments covering all manner of topics. They recently laid off 2% of staff according to Variety, which affected 60 layoffs on Friday. One of those laid off was associate editor Mike Diver from Vice’s gaming portal, Waypoint. Continue reading “Vice Lays Off Waypoint Gaming Journalist Mike Diver Amid Restructuring”

CNN Blackmailed U.S. Citizen Into Apology Over Trump Meme, Argues Congressman

Trump vs CNN

A United Statements Congressman for Virginia and former Navy SEAL, Scott Taylor, took to Twitter to argue that CNN has coerced a private citizen into apologizing to the network for creating a meme featuring U.S. President Donald Trump attacking WWE chairman Vince McMahon with a CNN logo plastered over McMahon’s face. According to Taylor, he believes that with CNN’s latest actions, a “line was crossed”. Continue reading “CNN Blackmailed U.S. Citizen Into Apology Over Trump Meme, Argues Congressman”

CNN’s Van Jones Says Russia/Trump Story Is “Nothing Burger”

CNN Van Jones

There’s been further corroboration from those within CNN that the whole Donald Trump and Russia angle is a fabricated lie. Following up on CNN producer John Bonifield stating that CNN had no proof or giant evidence to back up their claims, this time around CNN correspondent and political commentator Van Jones literally said that the whole Russia angle at CNN is a “nothing burger”. Continue reading “CNN’s Van Jones Says Russia/Trump Story Is “Nothing Burger””