David Brewster: Arts Coverage Dies

Ominous, but unconfirmed, rumors about cuts in arts coverage at NYTimes and WSJournal. Not long ago, Times folks said that non-New York readers particularly liked paper for foreign coverage and arts stories. But still, both papers need to make staff cuts. Another factor: a lot of arts advertising has shifted to social media, and book advertising long ago shriveled up. I notice a lot of reduction in listings in today’s Weekend section of Seattle Times, particularly author-event listings.

As print advertising revenues continue to fall off the cliff, reviews and features related to film, theater and the rest of the arts are being cut at New York’s two prominent…

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