#034 - Esports and Gaming Journalism

with Seamus Byrne, Broadcaster and Journalism - byteside

Topics:

  • 00:00 – 02:30 Introduction
  • 02:30 – 04:35 Esports Events in Australia
  • 04:35 – 07:30 Background in Technology and Gaming
  • 07:30 – 09:40 Journalism and Storytelling
  • 09:40 – 10:40 Esports comparison to UFC
  • 10:40 – 12:10 Getting involved with esports
  • 12:10 – 15:40 Pitching esports to traditional media
  • 15:40 – 18:20 Main push back from editors
  • 18:20 – 21:00 What are editors looking for?
  • 21:00 – 24:00 Finding the right angle for a story
  • 24:00 – 26:15 Australian Financial Review (AFR) and esports
  • 26:15 – 29:00 How do you cover drama and bad news
  • 29:00 – 31:30 Crossovers between gaming in esports
  • 31:30 – 35:15 Are all companies are right for esports?
  • 35:15 – 37:20 Missing the mark in PR for esports
  • 37:20 – 41:00 Narrative of esports, genuine and honest
  • 41:00 – 46:40 Viability of esports only media
  • 46:40 – 49:00 Converting articles to video content
  • 49:00 – 52:15 Esports and technology media, written and video
  • 52:15 – 55:00 Shift towards YouTube media
  • 55:00 – 58:40 Starting a journalism career in the industry
  • 58:40 – 1:02:20 Influencers and Esports
  • 1:02:30 – 1:04:20 Conflicts between competition and content creation
  • 1:04:20 – 1:06:00 Diversifying on your social prescience
  • 1:06:00 – 1:09:00 Justifying esports activities
  • 1:09:00 – 1:12:00 Laser focus on what you’re working towards
  • 1:12:00 – 1:12:50 What’s next
  • 1:12:50 – 1:13:46 Closing Comments

 

Seamus Byrne

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