June 7, 2002
Arts Journalism Longa, Space Shorta
"When I hear the word 'culture,'" Hermann Goering notoriously declared, "I reach for my gun." Nowadays, a history-challenged Jeopardy contestant facing that statement ("Obnoxious Comments For $500") might guess: "What did a leading cutback specialist say in the age of corporate newspapers?"
Or haven't you noticed the recession in arts coverage? The newsletter of the National Arts Journalism Program at Columbia University reports strong evidence over the past year: a 10-percent cut in