May 31, 2005

ARTICLE | Everyone's a critic!

by Joe Nickell
Source: Missoulian

The critic is dead; long live the critic. The online community of professional arts critics has been buzzing - or, more accurately, weeping - over the past week, in the wake of an announcement that the National Arts Journalism Program at Columbia University will be shutting down this summer. The 11-year-old program, which offered three-month fellowships to mid-career journalists aimed at developing their knowledge and skills in arts writing, was the only institution of its kind in the United States.

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