Kotaku Editor Has SALTY RANT About ‘Fake’ YouTube Journalists?!

Kotaku editor Alyssa Mercante reacts to the shutdown of Kotaku Australia by calling out YouTubers as being fake journalists. It sounds to me like she’s just super salty that Kotaku USA will probably get gone or sold pretty soon…

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Journalism is not limited to those with formal education and qualifications, and that independent journalists can thrive without corporate influence, while criticizing the lack of professionalism and integrity in YouTube journalists.

00:00 Kotaku editor criticizes the idea that only journalism school graduates are real journalists, citing their own experience.

01:53 Kotaku’s licensing deal with an Australian company ended, leading to speculation about the fate of their old articles and content.

03:01 Kotaku editor criticizes YouTube journalists for lack of professionalism and qualifications.

04:53 Legacy media sites hired people who put up trashy articles and talked down to fans, leading to a loss of clicks and advertising, ultimately destroying legacy media.

06:03 Kotaku editor rants about YouTube journalists not being sustainable and emphasizes they don’t take pleasure in people losing their jobs.

07:43 Kotaku editor criticizes “fake” YouTube journalists for their focus on political views and acceptable characters in games, causing collateral damage to Troy Levitt.

10:10 Kotaku editor criticizes the lack of journalistic integrity in YouTube journalists and discusses the closure of Kotaku Australia.

11:20 Independent journalists can make money without corporate influence, while the speaker criticizes unqualified YouTube journalists and mentions Kotaku’s decline in viewership.

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