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Submitted by doctorstrange 1057d ago | opinion piece

How Poor Sourcing Kills Games Journalism

While a lot of people might envy games journalists for being paid to play and talk about games, very few actually respect the profession. And they are right. More than any other sector of journalism, sites routinely don’t source or miss-source, something that fundamentally damages any hope the industry has at growing and becoming more aggressive with investigative journalism. - PSLS (Industry, PS3, Xbox 360)

Sev  +   1057d ago
So true, yet so sad.
ftwrthtx  +   1057d ago
Half written reviews that just pander to the pr companies don't help either.
doctorstrange  +   1057d ago
People really need to vote with their clicks more. It's shameful how many blatantly poor quality posts get hot on N4G. Everyone has to be ensure they go to sites that put the work in.
knifefight  +   1057d ago
That, and not knowing the difference between a fact and an opinion, not doing any research on a topic before making something up, etc.

For better or worse, we're in a world where nearly anyone can just buy a URL, download some blogging software, and start typing up news and reviews with no credentials at all. Then suddenly they're raking in hits from bombastic headlines, baseless rumors, "reviews" of games they have not even cleared half of, and opinion pieces parading as facts. It really ruins everything for the few guys who actually did take some journalism classes and who actually are pretty good writers >_<

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