Thursday, February 16, 2017

The plan to save arts journalism: NOW

Kevin Ritchie writes in NOW about new courses at Centennial, Ryerson and arts institutions that respond to the changing role of entertainment writing
"Canadian newspapers are devoting less ink to lengthy think pieces or reviews and cutting full-time jobs, while also relying more on freelance rosters.
"At the same time, post-secondary schools and cultural institutions in Toronto are creating new courses and professional development opportunities for the many aspiring arts writers and critics still hoping for employment as journalists.
"In September, Centennial College is launching a one-year graduate certificate in arts and entertainment journalism that covers j-school basics like ethics, research and interviewing but also personal marketing and branding and multi-platform reporting."
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