Alts' Arts Coverage Fills Void Left by Dailies, Journalism Study Finds

october 4, 2004  02:42 pm
Despite a proliferation of cultural activity, arts and entertainment coverage in most daily newspapers has remained constant, and in some cases decreased, the National Arts Journalism Program at Columbia University says in its new study, Reporting the Arts II: News Coverage of Arts and Culture in America. Summarizing their findings in the Los Angeles Times, the report's authors say hope lies with public radio, the Internet and alternative papers. "The alternative press, once derided by mainline news outlets, has also proved so successful at covering local arts events that media giants such as Tribune Co. and Gannett have started publications that mimic those brash competitors," they write.