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Game Journalism: Stepping Stone to PR?

Why do so many journalists jump to the other side, and what does it mean for the industry? Casey Lynch, Alex Navarro, and Abbie Heppe weigh in.

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BozoLoco1513d ago

$$$$$$$$

I've heard it first hand. The answer is almost always, "more money".

UltimateMaster1513d ago

Some articles are true and good.
Others are "I'll write any BS you want me to, just write me check back."

jmc88881513d ago (Edited 1513d ago )

It's a major problem here in America.

Same thing with Former Wall Street Lackeys being the regulators, before they are then awarded with Wall street cash and a cushy position afterwards. It's the reason why what caused 2008 is only worse today and all the trillions were nothing more then a waste. You think Goldman Sachs or JP Morgan wants Glass-Steagall?

Or being a spokesperson for various political parties and then getting awarded a news program.

Basically here in America, the things morons use to determine where they stand on issues, are told to them by cronies who are lying to them. These shills will be richly rewarded after their tour of mis-duty. The average American will not even think to question it. Or they are so far down the food chain, they are too tired from working two jobs to inquire.

So perhaps instead of seeing it as this low level thing called gaming journalism, people should notice the far broader and far more reaching impact that this is happening all over the place, and gaming journalism is simply following the lead of everyone else.

OrangePowerz1513d ago

Money is one reason, the one being to work in the industy. For publishers to hire them the reason is to have a connection to magazines and gaming websites because they will interact a lot with their former colleagues who they are friends with and are more lenient to give positive publicity.

jeeves861513d ago

I'd think that two major reasons are money and stability in being with PR over journalism. The only downside is, there's not much room for negativity with PR. Don't like a game your company is working on? You'd better find a way to remedy that - or make it sound like you do anyway.