A Future For Journalism About The Arts - diacritical:
"In the past couple of years, half of all the staff arts journalism jobs in the US have been eliminated. In some cases, newspapers offloading their staff critics have replaced them with freelancers. In some cases, the freelancers have done a better job than the staffers they have replaced. But mostly not."
So the Annenberg School for Communication at USC and the National Arts Journalism Program are holding a summit on the future of arts journalism October 2. They're looking for projects that are trying to become that brilliant next model.
-Douglas McLennan's blog @ diacritical July 11, 2009