So, as planned, SPJ (Society of Professional Journalists) Airplay happened on 15th August 2015 in Miami where GamerGate representatives talked about ethics in games journalism and mainstream media. And I think it was a huge success. Few things didn’t go as planned, but a lot did and we got the message out and showed all the unbelievers that GamerGate is in fact about ethics and not about harassment. We talked actual ethics with professionals like Ren LaForme and Lynn Welsh who live and breathe for ethical journalism.
I’ve waited for so long to post the info because we were waiting for the 3rd recording with good audio and it’s here and you can watch it now.
Abridged Cut of the live stream compiled and edited by @theLEOpirate
As expected, assholes posted a bomb threat. Actually, 10 of them. The first one came in directly to SPJ Airplay event and since security measures were done, it was dismissed as fake. The later ones were called in directly to the Miami police which force evacuated the event. But we are gamers, we don’t just give up and go home when someone threatens or challenges us. So gals and lads continued discussing ethics one block away from the Koubek building outside on insane Miami heat. Now that’s dedication!
3rd part recorded outside of Koubek Memorial Center after the bomb threat
Behind the scenes and afterparty documentary by Honey Badger Brigade
Uncut recording of SPJ Airplay live event:
SPJ Airplay Morning Panel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW2D-OPscw4
SPJ Airplay Afternoon Panel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nck57J7GcsI
Periscope live recording by Derek Smart after the bomb threat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLOLvokxE0U
Despite all the things and disagreements that happened with Michael Koretzky (the organizer and moderator of the first two SPJ Airplay panels) before the actual event, I’d like to thank him for bringing everyone together and making SPJ Airplay with GamerGate a reality. SPJ Airplay wouldn’t have happened without him and I thank him for all this. He was the first one to ignore all the bullshit harassment narrative and give GamerGate a chance to tell our side of the story and why GamerGate exists, because everyone else were shutting doors in our faces and censoring us. So thanks again Michael Koretzky!
I’d also like to thank morning panelists, Mark Ceb, Ashe Schow and Allum Bokhari, afternoon panelists Cathy Young, Christina Hoff Sommers and Milo Yannopolous as well as non-GamerGate side with Ren LaForme, Lynn Welsh and Derek Smart as well as everyone else present there but not named. Thank you all for taking your time to represent gamers and ethics and show the world what GamerGate is really about!
Added documentary video from Honey Badger Brigade