The importance of academic reputation becomes painfully apparent when applying for skilled jobs. Chances of getting to the interview stage are judged even before your actual qualification, because a first from Derby University isn’t the same as a first from Oxford University. This kind of presumptive classification can unfortunately be damning for us all. But if you happen to be on the positive end of the scale more doors in society open.
It was a time of innocence, of compassion, of playfulness. A time before the Nanny State, rampant gang culture and too many road accidents caused parents to forbid their children from “playing out.” Before the web became everyone’s favourite distraction, before video games conquered the home and before Toy Day was brushed aside by schools for being “too childish.” It was the golden age of children’s television, and I never imagined I would feel such an attachment to it.
Games writers from ethnic minorities are a rarity, but it’s rarer still to find an editor-in-chief of a games media website.
A 12-year veteran of GameSpot, who was made editor-in-chief in January 2008, Ricardo Torres is one games journalist I have strong admiration for. He recently left GameSpot, so it’s time I paid tribute to him with this Media Watch post.
Last Sunday, I saw Ghostpoet performing at the Thames Festival outside the Tate Modern gallery.
The wander down the South Bank towards the stage was strange even by its usual standards
Ladies, gentlemen, tired-eyed nocturnal web surfers who’ve stumbled across this page on another midnight binge gone wrong, may I have your attention please.