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From left to right: Bill Marimow, Editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer; Chris Satullo, Vice President of News and Civic Dialogue at WHYY; Meredith Broussard, Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania and 2012 USC Getty Arts Journalism Fellow; Megan Wendell, Founder and President of Canary Promotion; Douglas McLennan, Founder and Editor of ArtsJournal, Acting Director of the National Arts Journalism Program

Is There a Future for Cultural Journalism?

Since the economic nosedive sent traditional print journalism into crisis mode, the health and future of culture and arts journalism has been a topic of serious concern, especially in the arts community. The Philadelphia Inquirer, for example, had a twenty percent profit margin in 2000 but by 2012 it had lost seventeen million dollars. These statistics were shared by Bill Marimow, Editor of the Inquirer, at a recent panel discussion, “Plotting the Future of Cultural Journalism” held at WHYY’s Hamilton Commons. Marimow said that newspapers have yet to find a sustainable business model in the current economic climate which includes ... More » »