Arts talk online

In the weekend’s Wall Street Journal, Terry Teachout of About Last Night argues that arts bloggers increasingly provide regional criticism that traditional media outlets can’t. But he says it’s a mistake to view online criticism as a threat.

I see no reason why newspapers and the Web can’t co-exist, not merely peacefully but profitably. Arts journalism, after all, isn’t a zero-sum game. Everybody wins when smart writing about the fine arts finds its way into print — even if the “print” is nothing more than electronic characters on a screen.

(Thanks for the shout-out, Terry.)


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