A National Summit on Arts Journalism is a project of the USC Annenberg School for Communications and the National Arts Journalism Programme. The Summit organisers say there are many new projects in the US aimed at reinventing arts coverage. Journalists, arts organisations and media entrepreneurs are trying to create interesting new models of arts journalism. They have gathered up some of the best of these projects to see what looks promising and bring them to a wider audience. The five best projects will be announced on the summit website on 28 August 2009.
Arts journalism in the New Zealand media has been in decline for a while (there are no visible signs of rethinking/remodeling) and is being superceded by on-line projects that are expanding the field of possibilities. The new entrants are bringing different interests and perspectives to arts news, stories and reviews. We are also seeing more artists' blogs that provide entry points to their practices and projects. Here are a few blogs that are worth checking out: Art, Life, TV, Etc; Best of 3; eyeCONTACT; Outpost; over the net and on the table; Peter Peryer; et al.