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At GDC, Women in Games SIG to Question How Journalists Cover Women

PRLog - Mar. 10, 2014 - SAN FRANCISCO -- SAN FRANCISCO – March, 10, 2014 – The Women in Games Special Interest Group (WIG SIG) of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) will host "Covering Women in Games -- A Guide for Journalists," a roundtable on the coverage of women in game development, from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, March 20  in North Hall, Room 125, in Moscone Center.  Journalists, public relations professionals, and community managers are invited to attend to contribute to the discussion.

“Top developers” articles feature mostly men, while articles listing the “hottest women in game development" objectify women. Pieces in the trades often quote men and not women. The WIG SIG invites journalists, PR professionals and community managers to discuss these and other issues and suggest solutions. Attendees will come together to identify what's working and what isn't in games journalism as it pertains to women in the industry.

This Advocacy track session, is open to any GDC Badgeholder.  Attendees can RSVP to receive reminder e-mails at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/covering-women-in-games-roun....

Moderated by Writer’s Guild nominated writer and WIG SIG Co-Chair Anne Toole, this session is one of several the WIG SIG will present at the 2014 Game Developers Conference.  Other sessions include:

1. "Attracting and Hiring Women in Games" roundtable takes place Wednesday, March 19, from 2-3 p.m. in North Hall Room 125.

2.  "Enrolling Women in Game-Related Degree Programs" roundtable takes place Friday, March 21 from 10-11 a.m. in North Hall Room 121.

About the Women In Games Special Interest Group (WIG SIG)

The IGDA Women in Games Special Interest Group (WIG SIG) was formed to create a positive impact on the game industry with respect to gender balance in the workplace and the marketplace. The WIG SIG offers community, resources and opportunities to women and men in the games industry, as well as those seeking to break into the business.

About the International Game Developers Association (IGDA)
The International Game Developers Association is the largest non-profit membership organization serving individuals who create video games. The IGDA is committed to advancing the careers and enhancing the lives of game developers by connecting members with their peers, promoting professional development, and advocating on issues that affect the developer community. For more information on the IGDA, please visit http://www.igda.org

CONTACT:  Anne Toole, Co-Chair, IGDA WIG SIG | Email: tisamely@yahoo.com

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