Blurring of Boundaries

Sam Kennedy from has posted a lengthy, all-encompassing, and heartfelt essay about the Gamespot fiasco from this past December. The essay provides a very thorough look into exactly how the boundaries between the mega-site's Editorial and Sales departments were compromised (headlines for sale?) and reveals even more fallout from the firing of 11-year Editor, Jeff Gerstman.

It's an excellent read not only for gamers, but for people in all industries. I'm sure videogame magazines aren't the only businesses that can lose their way (and their credibility with customers) when the suits in Sales get too much say.

It's also an ideal case study for a business ethics course -- too bad Kristin's class already ended (she's forwarding the link to her prof).

Read it here.

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