At a time when both the art and business of arts journalism are undergoing transformative change, A National Summit on Arts Journalism was convened to explore some of that change, Friday, October 2, 2009.
The Summit explored 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 were presented reflecting broad trends in the field of journalism. These presentations were made in front of a live audience, streamed over the internet and are archived on this website.
The Summit also included two roundtable discussions about the art and business of arts journalism. The online audience was incredibly active, commenting throughout the Summit, tweeting and chatting.
National Public Radio arts and technology correspondent Laura Sydell hosts a discussion with two arts journalists. Seth Schiesel is the first staff video game critic of The New York Times and previously covered technology news. Jeff Chang is an author, journalist, and winner of several honors, including the American Book Award and the Asian American Literary Award.
András Szántó, director of the NEA Arts Journalism Institute in Classical Music and Opera at Columbia University and former director of the National Arts Journalism Program, hosts a conversation between someone from the for-profit publishing world and someone who is a leader in the foundation world. Richard Gringas is the CEO of Salon.com, one of the first online magazines. Deborah Marrow is the director of The Getty Foundation.