Future of music journalism: It’s about the audience (?)

The dozen "music journalism" professionals at yesterday's Condition Critical panel of the Future of Music Coalition's three-day long "policy summit" became somewhat divided (at least from my perspective) over the course of a well-attended hour & three-quarters session. At one end of a spectrum of opinion were the old guard -- me, Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune and Tom Moon, formerly of the Philadelphia Inquirer -- asserting that good music journalism puts the music in context, "illuminates, educates and entertains" its readers and reaches … [Read more...]

Everybody’s talking about arts journalism

After last Friday's summit on new media affecting those who write, read and listen produced by the National Arts Journalism Program/USC Anneberg Center, I'm looking forward to tomorrow's Future of Music Coalition session "Critical Condition: The Future of Music Journalism."It comes as a climax of the FMC's Sunday-through-Tuesday "Policy Summit" on digital options and challenges for musicians, with an emphasis on intellectual property rights and compensation as well as new tools for music-making. A "high-quality, interactive webcast" of the FMC … [Read more...]