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16. Re: Op Ed Oct 26, 2012, 08:16 Creston
 
Jivaro wrote on Oct 25, 2012, 21:48:
Is it the journalists or the publishers/websites that are the problem though? Seems to me that people still go to school and learn journalism....as they always have....but when they go out to get a job the whole system is setup around putting the gaming industry on a nice soft fluffy pedestal.

I can guarantee that the large majority of gaming "journalists" have never gone to journalism school. They're just fans of gaming who write about games, get offered a job somewhere, and suddenly they are game "journalists." (It's kind of the same thing actual journalists keep (rightfully) accusing news bloggers of.)

The same Lauren Wainwright posted an article on her own website about how to "break into the 'industry'" and she linked to a video made by a PR monkey from one of the big publishers. It was a long video, so I didn't watch it, but apparently it boils down to "write gushing stuff about a publisher's game, and they'll hook you up with one of their bought-and-paid-for publications."

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