Yesterday, a national arts summit was held to explore the future of arts journalism in the US. Sponsored by the Annenberg School for Communication at USC and the National Endowment for the Arts, this summit examined the issues behind where arts coverage is going and what the future might look like. Earlier this summer, the National Arts Journalism Program issued a challenge to all online publications to submit their ideas and the top five would be selected for a special appearance at this summit, plus a financial award of at least $2,000. I put in my bid for this blog, but my bid didn't make the cut. San Francisco Classical Voice, however, was chosen, and it's one of the featured web sites at the summit. Now, the National Arts Journalism Program is voting on which three groups will get the top prizes.
If you would like to view the video presentations at the summit - especially the presentation of San Francisco Classical Voice (a truly exceptional web site for classical music in the Bay Area), then click here. You will then know more about the future of arts journalism in our nation.