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Aren't you supposed to say this is a podcast, or put this in a 'podcast' section? I came to this thread for the discussion, but it turns out this is an offsite video podcast. There is a joke here about your post being unethical.
Leviatham wrote:
There is a lot to be said for ethics in games journalism. The fact is that it’s a very grey area because most of the journalism that goes on is done by amateurs for the love of it. Whether it is for boardgames or roleplaying games, there are just a handful of professional websites that are businesses.

And those numbers are *tiny* compared with the number of bloggers and video-bloggers out there. People writing reviews, articles and giving opinions about games of all sorts.

But are we an ethical lot? Probably not, though we also probably try our best and we’re not unethical maliciously.

There’s just not an established code of ethics in our media and, let’s face it, we all do what we want to do.

So what’s the solution?

We discuss some options in this episode.

Hope you enjoy the show!

http://www.gmsmagazine.com/podcasts/podcast-episode-the-rpg-...
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Oh... bummer... you're right!

Sorry about that. How can I move this to another place?

I'll try. If I can't, I'll delete it and start again in the right section.

Liumas wrote:
Aren't you supposed to say this is a podcast, or put this in a 'podcast' section? I came to this thread for the discussion, but it turns out this is an offsite video podcast. There is a joke here about your post being unethical.
Leviatham wrote:
There is a lot to be said for ethics in games journalism. The fact is that it’s a very grey area because most of the journalism that goes on is done by amateurs for the love of it. Whether it is for boardgames or roleplaying games, there are just a handful of professional websites that are businesses.

And those numbers are *tiny* compared with the number of bloggers and video-bloggers out there. People writing reviews, articles and giving opinions about games of all sorts.

But are we an ethical lot? Probably not, though we also probably try our best and we’re not unethical maliciously.

There’s just not an established code of ethics in our media and, let’s face it, we all do what we want to do.

So what’s the solution?

We discuss some options in this episode.

Hope you enjoy the show!

http://www.gmsmagazine.com/podcasts/podcast-episode-the-rpg-...
 
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