Criticism and its future roundup
Post #1211 • July 18, 2008, 8:53 AM • 142 Comments
Douglas McLennan: "The kind of mystery here is that as arts journalism disappears out of the traditional media, what replaces it, and how do you build a business model that supports people to do blogs?"
Greg Cook: "My thinking is that at some point within the next five years the newspaper industry will tip and most all newspapers will shift to web-mostly."
Norman Lebrecht: "There are two reasons why newspapers are getting rid of established critics. The obvious one is that newspaper revenues are caught in a double arm-lock by the internet and the credit crunch, neither of which is likely to ease in the forseeable future. Less obvious is the internal perception, right or wrong, that certain forms of commentary and opinion forming are no longer central to what editors want and readers expect."
Jonathan Jones: "It is a vice of second-rate art to come with its own eloquent explanation attached."
Paddy Johnson: "Lately I've been having this fantasy where I see a talk or read a review in which someone manages to avoid using any art world buzzwords."