How Broken is Game Journalism? An Analysis of Three Gaming Sites

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“Well, personally I feel that gaming journalism needs a big shake up,” Walton said. “Much of the current ‘journalism’ consists of re-worded press releases. Essentially, the publishers have most of the power and control the flow of information to the press. Given online media’s reliance on ad revenues to fund sites (VGC included), we have to be careful to build and cultivate relationships. The pattern is along the lines of – we cover their PR, they send us review copies and invite us for visits, we give positive reviews and they support with ad budgets and campaigns.” —gamrFeed

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