June 11, 2007
Who writes hereDouglas McLennan We are arts journalists in cities around America: Joe Nickell, John Stoehr, Bridgette Redman and Jennifer A. Smith
John Stoehr is currently the arts editor for the Charleston (S.C.) City Paper. Previously, he wrote about arts and culture for the Savannah (Ga.) Morning News from 2002 to 2007. He is a three-time Fellow of the NEA Arts Journalism Institutes. He holds a master of arts degree in literature and writing from the University of Cincinnati. His work has appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Detroit Metro Times, Houston Press, Creative Loafing Atlanta, Orlando Weekly and the Florida Times-Union.
Joe Nickell is the arts and entertainment reporter for the Missoulian newspaper in Missoula, Montana. Like John, he is a two-time Fellow of the NEA Arts Journalism Institutes. He is also co-host of Rox, an independent television series that was dubbed “the best TV show in America” by Wired Magazine and “the first television series broadcast in cyberspace” by Time. A former contributing editor at Res Magazine, Joe has written for publications including the New York Times, Salon.com, Wired, Outside, and Business 2.0.
Bridgette Redman is a freelance performing arts columnist and theater reviewer for the Lansing State Journal in Lansing, Michigan. She was a 2007 Fellow of the NEA Arts Journalism Institute in Theater and Musical Theater. She is also a textbook editor and writer for the American Hotel & Lodging Association Educational Institute; the publisher of Book Help Web; a category lead for the book, newspaper, and magazine section of Epinions.com; a ghost writer; a freelance magazine writer; and a drama instructor for K-3 at a local Montessori school.
Jennifer A. Smith lives in Madison, Wis., where she manages the state’s arts and culture Web site, Portalwisconsin.org. She is also a freelance arts writer whose work appears regularly in Madison’s alternative weekly, Isthmus, and other publications. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was a 2007 Fellow of the NEA/USC Arts Journalism Institute in Theater and Musical Theater.
Posted by Douglas McLennan at June 11, 2007 7:07 AM