Mainstream Media Coverage

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This is a page dedicated to GamerGate's often poor portrayal and reception in mainstream media.

Mainstream media at work

MSNBC

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Brianna Wu Interview, October 13, 2014 (First GamerGate TV mention)

Anita Sarkeesian Interview, October 19, 2014

Zoe Quinn Interview, October 20, 2014

Leigh Alexander & Eric Johnson Interview, October 21, 2014

MSNBC on #GamerGate Supporters October 21, 2014

CNN

Gaming Culture War with Evan Narcisse

GamerGate School Threats/Brianna Wu Interview

Behind the furor over #Gamergate, Brandon Griggs, October 16, 2014 (2)

Why #Gamergate won't die, David Weinberger, October 20, 2014 (2)

Behind the GamerGate Hashtag (a tweet but still)

Huffington Post Live

How The Media Covers GamerGate Part 1 Part 2 (interview with Georgina Young, Jessie Singal and Alexander Fitzpatrick; two parts)

Huffpost #GamerGate edition (interview with Brianna Wu, Fredrick Brennan and Erik Kain)

The Women of #GamerGate (Interview with Jennie Bharaj, Georgina Young and Jemma Morgan)

New York Times

Feminist Critics of Video Games Facing Threats in ‘GamerGate’ Campaign, Nick Wingfield, October 15, 2014

Intel Pulls Ads From Site After ‘Gamergate’ Boycott, Nick Wingfield, Ocober 2nd, 2014 (NYT Tech blog "Bits")

Washington Post

With #GamerGate, the video-game industry’s growing pains go viral, Sarah Kaplan, September 12, 2014 (2)

‘Gamergate’: Feminist video game critic Anita Sarkeesian cancels Utah lecture after threat, Soraya Nadia McDonald, October 15, 2014 (2)

The game industry’s top trade group just spoke out against Gamergate, Hayley Tsukayama, October 15, 2014 (blog post) (2)

The only guide to Gamergate you will ever need to read, Caitlin Dewey, October 14, 2014 (2)

More women play video games than boys, and other surprising facts lost in the mess of Gamergate, Drew Harwell, October 17, 2014 (blog post) (2)

Why is it taking so long to identify the anonymous Gamergate trolls?, Caitlin Dewey, October 17, 2014 (2)

Inside Gamergate’s (successful) attack on the media, Caitlin Dewey, October 20, 2014 (2)

Rape and death threats are terrorizing female gamers. Why haven’t men in tech spoken out?, Brianna Wu, October 20, 2014 (Post Everything with Brianna Wu) (2)

How some Gamergate supporters say the controversy could stop “in one week”, Hayley Tsukayama, October 24, 2014 (2)

BBC

GamerGate: 'Press must tackle misogyny,' says developer, Kevin Rawlinson & Leo Kelion, 14 October 2014 (2)

Feminist video-games talk cancelled after massacre threat, Leo Kelion, 15 October 2014 (2)

Twitter and the poisoning of online debate, Rory Cellan-Jones, 16 October 2014 (2)

BBC Radio GamerGate Segment 1 (starts at 19:01)

BBC Radio GamerGate Segment 2 (starts at 16:50)

BBC Radio GamerGate Segment 3 (starts at 12:30)

GamerGate 'must be condemned' - developer Zoe Quinn, Dave Lee & Dougal Shaw, 29 October 2014 (2)

The Colbert Report

The Colbert Report: Gamergate - Anita Sarkeesian

ABC (Australia)

Gamergate: when outsiders become the oppressors - The Drum, Jeff Sparrow, 4 September 2014 (subsidiary of ABC) (2)

#GamerGate: ABC Reporter Admits They Chose Harassment Angle Over Corruption, William Usher, November 16, 2014 (related)

GamerGate: Female gamers and developers threatened with rape, murder as online row rages, Pat McGrath, 19 November 2014 (2)

The Guardian (UK)

How to attack a woman who works in video gaming, Jenn Frank, 1 September 2014

Gamergate: the community is eating itself but there should be room for all, Keith Stuart, 3 September 2014

Zoe Quinn on Gamergate: 'We need a proper discussion about online hate mobs', Alex Hern, 12 September 2014

Female gamers: ‘The concept of gamers as a community was new to me – to all of us’, Jenn Frank (reiterates message of her September 1 article), 20 September 2014

The Emma Watson nude photos hoax shames our 'news' culture, James Ball (asserts that Gamergate originated from trolls), 24 September 2014

Gamergate's vicious right-wing swell means there can be no neutral stance, Jon Stone, 13 October 2014

Feminist games critic cancels talk after terror threat, Alex Hern, 15 October 2014

Lazy coverage of Gamergate is only feeding this abusive campaign, Alex Hern, 16 October 2014

Internal email shows guardian had mind made up on Gamergate, The Ralph Retort, 16 October 2014

Brianna Wu and the human cost of Gamergate: 'every woman I know in the industry is scared', Keith Stuart, 17 October 2014

10 things we learned this week, Aisha Gani (dubs GamerGate an "online harassment campaign" that "targets feminists talking about the games industry"), 17 October 2014

Gamergate: the internet is the toughest game in town – if you’re playing as a woman, Charlie Brooker, 20 October 2014

Gamergate is loud, dangerous and a last grasp at cultural dominance by angry white men, Jessica Valenti, 21 October 2014

Utah State University defends handling of threat to GamerGate critic Sarkeesian, Amanda Holpuch, 22 October 2014

Felicia Day's public details put online after she described Gamergate fears, Alex Hern, 23 October 2014

The Evil Within Review (see subsection #gamergate news), Nick Gillett, 25 October 2014

Open thread: how should brands respond to #GamerGate complaints?, Stuart Dredge, 27 October 2014

Why are some men so angry?, Jessica Valenti, 27 October 2014

In praise of (series)... Leigh Alexander, fighting back against Gamergate, Jemima Kiss, 7 November 2014

Political correctness really works! Sorry, conservatives, but science just said so, Oliver Burkeman (insults GamerGaters: "...sipping coffee flavored with the tears of #Gamergate supporters..." and links to Valenti's October 21 article), 13 November 2014

When everyone is a feminist, is anyone?, Jessica Valenti (appears tangential, but Jessica takes the opportunity to again push the narrative that GamerGate is about misogyny), 24 November 2014

The gaming journalist who tells on her internet trolls – to their mothers, Everett True, 28 November 2014 [makes mention of Gamergate and says it is linked to harassment]

Twitter unveils new system for reporting abuse, Amanda Holpuch (claims that GamerGate is abusive and "targeted feminist video game critics"), 2 December 2014

Zoe Quinn: 'All Gamergate has done is ruin people's lives', Keith Stuart, 3 December 2014

Grand Theft Auto 5: Kmart joins Target in pulling game from sale , Michael Safi (claims that GamerGate is a controversy "over a perceived culture of misogyny within the [video games] industry"), 4 December 2014

Rolling Stone threw a rape victim to the misogynist horde, Lindy West (asserts that GamerGate is involved in "publicly plotting blackmail and revenge on alleged rape victim Jackie"), 9 December 2014

No, we don't literally want to ban men. But 2014 was the year women got even, Jess Zimmerman, 16 December 2014

From hate to fellowship: how games festivals saved my year , Keith Stuart, 16 December 2014

Gamergate: Swedish gaming companies tackle sexism in video games , Bella Qvist, 19 December 2014

Liam Williams's guide to 2014 for hermits , Liam Williams, 20 December 2014

Heroes, villains and victories – the women who shaped 2014, Bim Adewunmi, 22 December 2014

Our favourite video game journalism of 2014, Keith Stuart, 23 December 2014

From Destiny to OlliOlli, the best games of 2014, Nathan Ditum, 29 December 2014

Listen up, women are telling their story now, Rebecca Solnit, 30 December 2014

This was the year sexist language declined and fell (and moved online), Naomi McAuliffe, 31 December 2014

From #BringBackOurGirls to #AlexfromTarget: 2014 in hashtags, Elena Cresci, 31 December 2014

Intel pledges $300m for diversity in the tech sector, Hannah Jane Parkinson, 7 January 2015

Twine: the program that’s democratised the video gaming world, Laura Hudson, 11 January 2015

Gamergate: a brief history of a computer-age war, Helen Lewis, 11 January 2015

Gamergate hits new low with attempts to send Swat teams to critics, Alex Hern, 13 January 2015

'Cultural Marxism': a uniting theory for rightwingers who love to play the victim, Jason Wilson, 19 January 2015

Gamergate targets launch anti-harassment network, Alex Hern, 19 January 2015

Putting the brakes on gender stereotyped advertising, Belinda Parmar, 20 January 2015

'Gamergate was inevitable': Rami Ismail on the state of the games industry, Keith Stuart, 21 January 2015

Wikipedia bans five editors from gender-related articles amid gamergate controversy, Alex Hern, 23 January 2015

Wikipedia votes to ban some editors from gender-related articles (amended version of the above article), Alex Hern, 23 January 2015

Frank Herbert’s Dune at 50 has life in it yet, Damien Walter, 30 January 2015

When will gamers understand that criticism isn't censorship?, Ria Jenkins, 30 January 2015

Green Left Weekly (Australia)

Video gamers on the feminist frontlines Jemma Nott (Talks about Anita Sarkeesian, Zoe Quinn and other harassment that have yet to be proven true), 1 November 2014 (2)

Businessweek

The Gaming Industry's Greatest Adversary Is Just Getting Started Sheelah Kolhatkar (once again about Anita Sarkessian and unverified harassment that is apparently being attributed to gamers and a mention of Gamergate at the end), 26 November 2014 (2)

CBC

#StopGamerGate2014 hashtag suggests internet is growing tired of GamerGate, Lauren O'Neil, 15 October 2014 4:01 PM (2)

CBC's report on #gamergate (if possible someone needs to find a better quality version of the provided link)

See also