Videogame journalists have come under fire for misleading the public, taking bribes from publishers, and hiring uneducated morons as writers. Whether or not this is all true is pure speculation, the type of stuff that sours message boards populated by conspiracy theorists and immature fan boys, but the damage has been done. Want to know why the average journo can't get any respect? It's largely because...
Nobody writes exceptionally well
Let's just get right down to it. Most journalists are awful writers, and this is true from top to bottom. Videogame journalism is rife with grammatical errors, historical inaccuracies, plagiarism, run on sentences, cliches, and plenty of bullshit that's entirely irrelevant. We often take the reader on bumpy rides through several pages of shoddily written garbage, so it should be no surprise when people call us out by dissecting entire stories and bashing us in forums.
this seems a little harsh
i love game journalists!
Videogame journalists have come under fire for misleading the public, taking bribes from publishers, and hiring uneducated morons as writers.
It ain't gunna change so just accept it or go live in the hills somewhere.
Video game journalism doesn't suck, it's the people who make it suck that sucks.
journalism has been on a steady decline in all aspects for many many years. But it is all forms of information media. Broadcasting has gone down hill aswell. And I think it is something that the media needs to look into and see what is going on.
I mean come on, even this last generation of broadcasters, (Rather, Brokaw (however you spell it), and who ever else you want to throw onto this list), while good, were no way in the same league as Cronkite or Murrow. it has been a steady decline in all forms.
Hey I am going to school to be a journalist! wtf? lol well I'm going for sports, so hopefully I'm ok