EVE Online’s war correspondents: player journalism as history

Webber, Nick (2017) EVE Online’s war correspondents: player journalism as history. In: Fans and Videogames: History, Fandom, Archives. Routledge, pp. 93-110. ISBN 9781138679672

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Abstract

This chapter examines three news sites – EveNews24, TheMittani.com and Crossing Zebras – attendant upon the 12-year old Massively Multiplayer Online Game, EVE Online. It explores the role that EVE’s journalists and the historicising process of journalism play in constructing the game’s history, and considers the relationship between this journalism, fan practice and the game community. It concludes that EVE’s journalism does produce history, but that this is a history of and for an elite group of EVE players, arising from fandom of a particular approach to EVE play.

Item Type: Book Section
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3 March 2017Published
Subjects: CAH24 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01-05 - media studies
CAH20 - historical, philosophical and religious studies > CAH20-01 - history and archaeology > CAH20-01-01 - history
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Birmingham Institute of Media and English > Birmingham School of Media
Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Birmingham Institute of Media and English > Birmingham School of Media > Centre for Media and Cultural Research
Depositing User: Nick Webber
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2020 10:43
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 15:59
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8752

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