Should The Arts Pay For Arts Coverage?

June 25th, 2014 § 2 comments § permalink

The announcement that ArtsGreensboro, the service organization serving that North Carolina community, will be funding arts coverage in the Greensboro News & Record, is being portrayed as something akin to sponsorship of public radio programming. Writing in that newspaper, ArtsGreensboro President and CEO Thomas Philion writes: Inspired by arts supporters who understood these realities, ArtsGreensboro invited the News & Record to explore how we might work together to increase arts coverage, Continue reading...

How You Can Save Arts Journalism Starting Right Now

March 26th, 2014 § 8 comments § permalink

I am going to take it for granted that, since you’ve opted to read this article, you care about the arts. I’m also going to save time and typing by assuming that you appreciate media coverage of the arts and that you realize that without the attention of the media, it will be ever harder for the arts to share their news, their work and their value locally, nationally and internationally. Since we are agreed, I will proceed directly to my point. If you want to see intelligent, comprehensive Continue reading...

When A Theatre Review Condescends

March 3rd, 2014 § 34 comments § permalink

Fact: America’s newspapers are locked in a struggle for survival, fighting for financial stability and relevance at a time when money and attention increasingly focuses on online and video outlets. Fact: Philadelphia’s newspapers are locked in a singularly ugly battle for survival, because after several instances of ownership turnover in recent years, the Inquirer and Daily News are now owned by a partnership in which the partners are suing one another over control of the business. Fact: Continue reading...