DMN Dropping Some Critics
Funny to find this info on Art Fag City out of NY. the Unfair Park blog on the Dallas Observer site is reporting that the Dallas Morning News is looking at cutting a significant portion of its critics. At first it sounded like they were cutting arts coverage, but in the update they claim they’re going to use more newswire reviews of stuff going on nationally in order to focus their own critics locally.
I’m not sure if this is just lip service and they’re really going to cut a lot more than they’re saying, but it could actually really mean better coverage of local stuff. I could care less about major movie, TV, and music reviews in the DMN. They’re right — I get that stuff online. We need more local coverage of arts.
I have to wonder how Janet Kutner (head art writer) will fare with this since she’s got to be one of the highest paid arts writers there, having been there since the 70’s.