Neil Long used to be responsible for app rankings on the Apple iOS Store before founding Mobilegamer.biz, a site aimed at increasing mobile games coverage. Jason Schreier is a long standing games journalist with a career spanning Wired, Kotaku, and now Bloomberg News famous for exposing industry crunch and lobbying on behalf of the developer, and depending on who you ask, exposing unofficially announced games. Your host, Alexandra Takei Director at Ruckus Games, and her guests debate the role of journalism in games: how process and structures of what seat you are writing from influences what you choose to cover, what standards and bylaws do you develop as a journalist to ensure high quality reporting, and how the gaming industry has been impacted by the reporting done by both guests. Finally, we discuss whether gaming journalism itself can survive as a business, and if so, how.
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