Gamedaily.Biz: Media Coverage: The New York Times: Then

Gamedaily.Biz writes: "Media Coverage catches up with former New York Times columnist Peter Olafson to talk about games coverage at the renowned paper and experiential writing, among other things.

In the spring of 2000 Peter Olafson walked away from a job as an executive editor and threw his hat in the ring with The New York Times. His time with the paper was brief; his first column saw print in May 2000. His last ran in April 2001. I caught up with Olafson via e-mail to learn more about writing for The New York Times and find out what he's been up to since leaving the paper of record.

GameDaily BIZ: What was your assignment at the Times?

Peter Olafson: One column of about 1,000 words every other week (alternating with Charles Herold). I could write about any game for any platform. All I had to do was coordinate my plans with my editor so I didn't bump up against Charles's plans. (As I recall, the editor had to play Solomon only once--over EA's Majestic.)"

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