Thanks Jeff and GB Staff for putting up your thoughts on the GamerGate topic! I appreciated the level-headedness of the message.
Money or favors shouldn't ever be exchanged between journalists and developers. If any has, then it should be disclosed immediately and that journalist shouldn't report on that developer.
If stories are not being reported because the topic will hurt friends in the industry, then I think that is an example of biased reporting. News is news and the good, as well as the bad, ought to be reported. Truth can be ugly, and I believe not reporting the truth is even worse.
As I understand it, a component to journalism is being a watchdog for the public good. If that quality is tossed aside, then I think that is an example of biased reporting.