Despite “Middle C”’s relative cheeriness, the novel passes a tough sentence on the human race, so uncompromising that its protagonist has a hard time writing it down.
By Shujie Leng.
The changes in Boston’s media landscape do not bode well for substantial coverage of the arts. The end and/or diminishment of newspapers and magazines has meant the vaporizing of serious professional reporting and reviews. Worse, the migration of journalism online has not inspired many attempts to generate meaningful conversation about culture.
We decided to ask artists, educators, and members of cultural organizations and institutions to speculate what this media drought will mean for the future of the arts in Boston. Here are the reactions—from the anxious to the unconcerned. We will add more as they come in. Please feel free to add your own comments, opinions, and arguments. We want to hear from you.
The Boston Phoenix is no longer around. The Boston Globe is for sale. With professional arts and culture coverage shrinking, what do you think will be the impact on the health of Boston’s arts institutions and artists? If this trend continues, what do you seeing happening in the future? From both an editorial and advertising perspective, what have you lost?