This is Joystiq’s ethics page.
This should be the starting point for gaming site ethics policies.
It covers many of the points I have mentioned.
Staff members may not accept travel, accommodations or gifts of any nature from a company or representative that has direct interest in our editorial content without public disclosure. Joystiq does not accept airfare or hotel accommodations for its staff from companies or representatives hosting an event that requires transportation and accommodation. Any deviations from this policy will be expressly made public on a case-by-case basis.
And although not specifically mentioned in the policies, the effect of them is that Joystiq contributors cannot support kickstarters or patreons because they may have to report on them.
Stumbled upon this awesome Chrome extension that allows you to open links through DoNotLink by right clicking on them. You can install it here
The reason why I’m submitting this here is because of the example screenshots included on the app’s page lol
Wow, it’s fucking nothing.
Y’know, I didn’t expect anything to happen to Grayson. There’s definitely wiggle room there that he maybe didn’t do anything wrong. It’s at least ambiguous enough that firing him is a bit too much. Would I have dropped his ass? Probably. But I can at least understand not doing so.
But Patricia Hernandez was living with and (possibly?) in a relationship with someone she was regularly covering, without disclosing that information. That’s way over the line. Using your position to give someone you’re living with exposure and coverage is borderline trying to use it for personal profit. Then boasted about it. Patricia Hernandez should have been fired, period.
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