State of Play Games Journalism Panel

State of Play: A Panel Discussion on Games Journalism

Game journalism continues to evolve with the growing library of games and developers that continue to emerge. This session gathers representatives from some of the most respected and popular publications and websites to reflect on the current state of game journalism and give insight into how new developers can best capture their attention to help promote the projects they are working on. This will be a unique opportunity for the gaming press, local developers, and general public to come together to see where game journalism is, where it is going, and discover how to best highlight the exciting games being made in New York’s thriving community.

The NYC Games Forum/Playcrafting NYC is proud to present this exciting event with our friends at Games For Change.

Featured Panellists:
Brian Crecente / Founding Editor, Polygon
Brian Crecente is a founding editor and the news editor for Polygon. He also writes Good Game, a weekly internationally-syndicated column. The former editor-in-chief of Kotaku, Crecente was educated at the University of Maryland, College Park. He began his career as a journalist with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He covered crime and public safety for newspapers in Texas, Florida and Colorado for 12 years before starting his career as a video game journalist.

Evan Narcisse / Reporter, Kotaku
Evan Narcisse is a Reporter for Gawker Media, where he writes about video games and pop culture for Kotaku. Prior to his work at Kotaku, Evan wrote about video games, comic books and pop culture for Essence, AOL, the Washington Post, The Atlantic Monthly and Crispy Gamer.

Chelsea Stark / Games Reporter, Mashable
Chelsea Stark is Mashable’s Games Reporter, covering everything from AAA titles, indie gems and all the culture in between. Originally hailing from Austin, Chelsea moved to New York four years ago to pursue her masters’ in journalism from NYU, and ended up at Mashable along the way. She wears many hats at Mashable, penning reviews, news, features and creating videos.

Jamin Warren / Co-Founder, Kill Screen
Jamin Warren founded videogame arts and culture company Kill Screen. Formerly a culture reporter for the Wall Street Journal, he serves as an advisor to MoMA’s department of Architecture and Design. Jamin also hosts Game/Show for PBS. His thoughts on games and digital culture have been featured in the New Yorker, New York Times, Paris Review, and others. Ebony named him one of their top tech leaders to watch and the New York Observer called him a “burgeoning media baron.” He’s also a frequent contributor to NPR, and has spoken at SXSW, the NY Film Festival, and XOXO.

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