Awards! Washington Post Reporter Gene Park Will Present Our Journalism Award!

WASHINGTON, DC – Gene Park is photographed at The Washington Post on September 1, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)

By Harold Goldberg

The best games journalism is hands down on par with the best journalism. Period. That’s why we at the New York Videogame Critics Circle take the journalism award category so seriously. Nick Capozzoli and his Journalism Committee work hard to narrow down the nominees from a curated list of many – because the finest games journalism deserves careful review. And it deserves accolades as well.

Our Knickerbocker Award for Best Games Journalism nominees will be announced next Tuesday, January 14th.

But today, we’re proud to announce that Gene Park, The Washington Post journalist who’s now one of the newspaper’s top game reporters, will be presenting the Knickerbocker Award for Best Games Journalism at our 9th Annual New York Game Awards on January 21st.

Gene Park is a lifelong gamer, and Washington Post reporter covering video games and gaming culture. He’s been a journalist since 2003, covering crime (for The Honolulu Star-Bulletin), politics, business, military and education. He was most recently an award-winning social media editor for The Post. Park is part of Launcher, The Post’s initiative to offer high-quality gaming coverage to its readers. Park is an alum of California State University, Fullerton, where he studied communications.

With the premiere of Launcher last October, Gene, Mike Hume, Circle members Chris Byrd and Imad Khan, and other great writers are proving that a robust games channel is a viable, welcome addition to any newspaper of note.

We’re really honored that Gene Park will join us on the night of January 21st. And you can be with us on that awesome night, too. See you there!

Journalist/author Harold Goldberg is the Founder of the New York Videogame Critics Circle and the New York Game Awards.

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