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Virtual Legality Episode 178

Games Journalism, Cliques, and Conformity

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Is games journalism secretly run by a political "clique"? Mere "conspiracy theory nonsense" or is it that conformity of thought tends to weed out dissidents?

We dive deep into the latest article from Sophia Narwitz, and also discuss our personal experiences with games journalism and the warnings that we, ourselves, have received.

It's a long one but a good one.

Sects are just philosophical or political groups ...in Virtual Legality.

#Games #Journalism #Cliques


Discussed in this episode:

"A prominent source spoke to me about a “clique” of game journalists who are gatekeeping..."
Tweet - February 19, 2020 - @SophNar0747
https://twitter.com/SophNar0747/status/1230166048411967489

"‘If you are conservative, you have no chance’: Games journalism insider outs ‘clique’ that runs industry like private domain"
RT - February 19, 2020 - Sophia Narwitz
https://www.rt.com/news/481220-games-journalism-clique-industry/

"Not that I have your prominence, but I can say that I was warned in various circles for even interacting with you..."
Tweet - February 19, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://twitter.com/HoegLaw/status/1230224596349091840

"Colin Moriarty, Sacred Symbols, and broken PAX Promises: A Lawyer's View (VL79) (Hoeg Law)"
YouTube Video - July 31, 2019 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/rkEHw5B6KWU

"Unforced Error: A Lawyer's View on the ESA's Doxxing of 2000+ E3 Attendees (VL81)"
YouTube Video - August 3, 2019 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/yNA2xRNwq4s

"Political Discrimination and Law Professor Hiring"
Abstract - NYU Journal of Law & Liberty, Vol. 11, 2019
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3224508

"Virtual Legality Extra - It's About Ethics in Games Journalism... (Hoeg Law)"
YouTube Video - February 7, 2019 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/DySHnxw6B5s

"I Wish 'Resident Evil 2' Let Me Be a More Compassionate Hero"
Vice - February 1, 2019 - Danielle Riendeau
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/59xgqz/resident-evil-2-survivor-compassion


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

CHECK OUT THE REST OF THE SERIES HERE:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy9YAU61GoW-00K0TJOGnPCo

DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL.


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