Eve Wire :: A New Hope for Quality Eve Journalism

Eve has had a mixed history when it comes to third party news sites. Many have started up in earnest, only to abandon the project before building a strong following. Others have persisted for years.

I recall learning about the Eve Tribune shortly after I started playing, and for a time it seemed to be the only gig in town.

As a new player, I enjoyed the “ship schematics” for in-game vessels, complete with an amalgam of in-game lore and improvised fan-fiction to spice up the diagram.

Eve Tribune also wrote about upcoming expansions, the occasional political event, and notable battles across New Eden.

Before long, Eve Tribune seemed out-of touch. As I took my first steps into 0.0, I  became more aware of in-game events, and it was clear to me that Eve Tribune was allowing major developments to pass by unreported.

Most people in Eve get their news from public and private forums. Politics threads, separated by region or coalition, are one of the best ways to get insight into what warring parties are planning in any particular conflict.

In the last year, Eve News 24 has become the most popular Eve-related news site. The standard procedure of EN24 is to cross-post any interesting information from the politics discussion threads on other sites. The blog format, which includes a social-media aspect, and the impressive banners make the site more fun.

Eve News 24 also has its problems. The site is widely regarded as something of a sensationalist publication, often with a pro-NC political agenda, and although the site is always worth checking – it is rarely a source for profound commentary.

EN24 has also begun posting rumors submitted to them via the anonymous drop-box, many times portraying the information as reliable when there is little or no evidence to support the story. I encountered this personally today when Riverini posted a story about my corp supposedly moving to Delve based on a drop-box report and “seeing our ships in the region.”

I have been an EN24 contributor in the past, and I still syndicate over blog posts whenever they are relevant enough to the broad audience EN24 reaches, but my involvement with that site has always been rather limited.

Recently, I was contacted by George Nada, a former staff member at EN24. Nada has developed a new platform for quality news articles called Eve Wire.

You can read the manifesto here. I have decided to accept their invitation to become a writer.

The goal of Eve Wire is to produce high quality articles, not hastily typed summaries of events or copied posts from users on other forums.

There is a stronger emphasis on traditional journalism, combined with even more of the features visitors expect from a modern social-news site.

I will leave it to George to explain the concept in detail, but for now I suggest everyone check it out for themselves.

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