The Future of Arts Journalism (I)
Strictly speaking, today's summit from the National Arts Journalism Program about the future of arts journalism isn't about classical music. But the future of arts journalism is, to my mind, a question that affects anyone interested in classical music, particularly anyone reading about it on a blog. In our age of struggling newspapers and shrinking arts coverage, when many papers are cutting their classical music critics altogether, is there a future for arts journalism? And what might it look like?
Accordingly, I've decided to host the live feed of this summit on this blog. The summit is presenting five different projects involving future models for arts journalism, two directly related to music. But the summit itself also represents a new experimental model. The participants are speaking to a live audience of 200, but seeking to reach the largest possible audience through the Web and on Twitter (hashtag #artsj09). The point is to create a forum for discussion.
The event starts at noon, Eastern time, at which point I'll put up another post with the live feed.
But there's no reason the discussion has to be limited to the actual summit. What are your thoughts on current trends in arts journalism? Do you have ideas about how to deal with the limitations in print coverage? Do you look forward to, or tremble at, the advance of multi-media and internet-based forums and modes of coverage? It seems to me that everyone who loves the arts has some kind of opinion on this topic. Let's hear them.
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