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May 18, 2006


by Douglas McLennan

Thanks to everyone who participated in our conversation about arts journalism. If lively debate is a sign of a healthy culture, judging by this blog, we're going to do fine. There was a time when New York City had 17 newspapers, and they were constantly arguing with one another in print (how else where you going to get noticed?) It was not exactly the Golden Age of journalism, but the competition of voices made for lively reading. The debate in every arts organization in the land right now is about how to adapt and keep up with a culture that has more and more available to more and more people. The fact that there's more and more writing/broadcasting/podcasting about the arts has to be good, however it happens. So often it's not the voices you know, but those you don't know about who surprise you. Thanks again.

Posted by mclennan at May 18, 2006 7:20 AM


This is an excellent and interesting blog. It inspires me to try to improve on my amateurish blog. btw You know Keith Lockhart is not really into ladies, so the report on his new squeeze is not really necessary. Everything else looks OK.

Do you think that Montebello is worth the money? He certainly seems better than the lousy Malcom Rogers that we are stuck with in Boston. Even Thomas Lenz has more tact than Rogers.

Posted by: histfan at May 19, 2006 1:34 PM

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