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December 10, 2008

Competing Texas Dailies To Share Critics

Former NAJP fellow Jerome Weeks -- who is also a former longtime staff book and theater critic for The Dallas Morning News, now a producer-reporter at KERA in Dallas -- reports this dismal devolution:

In the Dallas and Fort Worth daily newspapers, there will no longer be separate reviews of many cultural organizations and events. The two city papers, the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, have begun running the same review by the same writer. It's the latest development in what has been a series of cutbacks affecting area arts reporting and reviewing. With newspapers across the country facing serous financial problems, maintaining an individual, local critic's voice is no longer a priority, even when the arts in question are locally based.

Here's the full story.
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