heeding the wake up call

Can arts journalism -- can arts, can journalism--adapt to changing technologies, new media, and a multi-tasking, screen-oriented, thumb-typing audience without losing its way, killing its aesthetic and going broke?

Can very smart professionals get together and discuss this issue via YouTube, Twitter and a brand-new website?

Can 10 new initiatives find success with help from nonprofit seed funding?

For the answers to these and other questions--and to contribute to the conversation--tune in:

A National Summit on Arts Journalism 

TODAY: October 2, 2009 at 9AM PDT.

At a time when both the art and business of arts journalism are undergoing transformative change, A The National Summit on Arts Journalism is being convened to explore some of that change - on Friday, The Summit will present a range of ideas and projects representing current thinking in covering the arts. Five projects were selected in an open call this summer that attracted 109 submissions. Five additional projects will be presented representing broad trends in the field of journalism. Presentations will be made in front of a live audience, streamed over the internet and archived on this website.

The Summit will also include two roundtable discussions about the art and business of arts journalism. The online audience will be invited to comment and ask questions during the Summit using Twitter and chat features.

The live webcast will be found here at najp.org/summit on October 2, 2009, from 9AM-1PM PDT.

A National Summit on Arts Journalism is a project of USC Annenberg School for Communication and the National Arts Journalism Program. It is made possible with the generous support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Andrew J. Mellon Foundation, the University of Southern California and the National Endowment for the Arts.

October 2, 2009 9:54 AM |


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