UAT pulls Gamasutra ads over #GamerGate

The University of Advancing Technology has reportedly joined Intel in pulling its advertising from news site Gamasutra, citing the organization’s “negative journalism” regarding the #GamerGate movement.

Twitter user @Jayd3fox posted the following image Oct. 4 of an email, supposedly from Alan Hromas, UAT’s marketing and communications director.

The email reads, “UAT ceased advertising on Gamasutra as soon as we became aware of their (sic) being an issue with negative journalism,” he wrote. “Having one of the oldest game programs in the nation, we are very sensitive to issues of this nature.”

UAT hasn’t responded to requests for more information or to verify the email’s legitimacy.

Intel pulled advertising from Gamasutra Oct. 1 following complaints from #GamerGate supporters about an editorial the site had published that declared “‘Gamers’ are over.”

The #GamerGate controversy arose in August and concerns journalistic ethics, sexism and harassment in the gaming industry.

Alumnus Tristan Moore, developer of survival horror title Grave, disagreed with UAT’s choice.

Kate Edwards, executive director of the International Game Developers Association, took to Twitter to voice her concerns over the decision.

Meanwhile, various supporters of #GamerGate voiced their support of the move.

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