- Subject: Michael McWhertor & Uber Entertainment (Planetary Annhilation)
- Sources: Kickstarter, Polygon.
- Date Compiled: May 12th, 2015.
- Credits: A_Plant for his Medium article on journalist kickstarter pages.
- Michael McWhertor was a Kickstarter backer for Planetary Annihilation by Uber Entertainment: https://archive.is/DlqtU
- Kickstarter funding period: Aug 15 2012 - Sep 14 2012 (30 days): https://archive.is/3oU7G
- 07.16.12 (Twitter): Accomplished the following today:
- Pre-order Mercenary Kings http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/322438897/mercenary-kings …
- Pre-order Planetary Annihilation http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/659943965/planetary https://archive.is/xIHLn
- Fairly certain this tweet refers to backing both Mercenary Kings and Planetary Annhilation.
- Articles with Potental Conflicts of Interest:
- 07.16.12: Planetary Annihilation promises Total Annihilation-inspired strategy, seeks Kickstarter funding (Polygon) https://archive.is/iIlKD
- 12.06.13: Planetary Annihilation no longer has a firm release date (Polygon) https://archive.is/WFDaA
- Coverage of Planetary Annhilation while being a backer and after funding was successful. Note that the purpose behind a kickstarter is to fund a project. A journalist funding a project is in a conflict of interest with his role. There was disclosure in the form of a tweet, but none on the articles. Due to the fact he backed on the same day as the first article, I think that time period is too close to avoid disclosure if more than the minimum to recieve a game key was backed. (Kickstarter is about "funding" projects. https://archive.is/SbAHz)
Michael McWhertor & Uber Entertainment (KickStarter)
RobinGale May 12th, 2015 (edited) 324 Never
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