ASeven wrote on Jun 16, 2011, 15:06:
Gaming journalism? Gaming shilling you all mean.
Any real journalists would take a look at all the so-called "game journalists" and die laughing. There are some few notable exceptions but in truth most game journalists don't even have the minimum requirements to be called errand boys in a real newspaper or any other place that employs journalists.
As a "games journalist" myself (back when the term was even more meaningless), I would agree with you for the most part. However, I'd also say that journalism as a whole has long been discredited, regardless of the genre. The entire news trade is little more than a form of copy-writing, BBC included. As you say, there are exceptions. I'd say that J. Walker of RPS is a hero that deserves recognition.