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Why Wired and Bloomberg are expanding gaming industry coverage

September 8, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

Kerry Flynn of CNN Business writes about how Wired and Bloomberg News are expanding their gaming industry coverage.

Flynn writes, “Wired Games, announced last month, is not Wired magazine’s first foray into video game coverage. But Editor-In-Chief Nicholas Thompson said he noticed that there had been less resources devoted to the topic when he returned to Wired in 2017.

“‘I don’t know why they stopped it,’ Thompson said. ‘There’d be an occasional story but not much. It was something that I thought, ‘Well given the importance of it to our culture, our society, it would be great to do more.”

“Bloomberg has long covered the finances of gaming companies such as Sony and Nintendo. Now it also covers the media and culture side of the industry. In April, Bloomberg launched an entertainment vertical called Screentime that includes gaming coverage. Later that month, one of the gaming industry’s leading reporters, Jason Schreier, formerly of Kotaku, said he was joining Bloomberg to cover “business, culture, labor, delays, and lots more!!!”

“After an acquisition by private equity and a culture clash between staff and new management, G/O Media’s Kotaku became ripe for poaching. Another one of its top investigative reporters, Cecilia D’Anastasio, decamped to Wired.”

Read more here.

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