Some new assistant editors at ArtsJournal

I've been meaning to post this for some time. As my previous post explained, I was looking for some more help at ArtsJournal this fall, and posted the job notice in the post below. Ultimately, we had 134 applications for the editor job. There were some really great applicants. In the end, I chose two. They are: Matthew Westphal, who most recently was news editor for PlaybillArts and before that … [Read more...]

ArtsJournal is Hiring [UPDATE]

ArtsJournal is expanding and I'm looking for a part time editor. The job involves culling stories from the publications we monitor (basically anything about the arts in English, worldwide) and choosing 10-15 stories per shift to feature on AJ. Each shift takes about two hours and we do the site in two shifts per day - once very early in the morning, the other in late afternoon/evening. Morning … [Read more...]

Why Newspapers Are Failing…

I've been posting lately at the National Arts Journalism Program's new Articles blog. Today I enumerated the business reasons why newspapers are laying off staff, cutting content and scaling back their businesses. Does it really have to be this way? … [Read more...]

A New Blog At NAJP

In my other life (what other life?) I'm the acting director of the National Arts Journalism Program (NAJP). NAJP started out as a project of the Pew Charitable Trusts in an attempt to help improve the state of arts journalism. I was an NAJP fellow at Columbia University in 1996-97. The program offered fellowships, did some of the first research on arts journalism, and convened numerous conferences … [Read more...]