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Welcome to the blog of the National Arts Journalism Program. NAJP is the largest organization of arts journalists in America and we represent some 500 critics and journalists active in many art forms, news organizations and geographical locations.

The founding core of the new NAJP is the 131 alumni of the original organization when it was based at Columbia University, the University of Georgia, University of Southern California, and Northwestern University. We relaunched NAJP as a membership organization last summer and are working on a number of new intiatives and programs.

We hope that one of the strengths of the new NAJP will be the opportunity for arts journalists to network and share information. A first step is this blog, which we will use as a place to share news, observations, and discussion of issues in the field. We also want to draw attention to great examples of arts journalism, and we may practice a little real arts journalism here as well.

We start the blog with 13 journalists - Lily Tung, Laura Sydell, Hollis Walker, Bob Christgau, John Horn, John Rockwell, Glenn Lovell, Patti Hartigan, Jeff Weinstein, Donald Munro, Laura Collins-Hughes, and Danyel Smith and me. ARTicles is meant to be a fluid group, with bloggers coming and going over the months. So if you're a member of NAJP and would like to join the blog in the future, drop me a note. If you're a working arts journalist and would like to become a member of NAJP, please check out how to apply for membership.  

And if you want to send a tip, make a suggestion or contact one of our bloggers directly, send an email to: .

February 3, 2008 10:36 AM |
I am presently on the board of the National Arts Journalism Program and was a NAJP fellow in 2003-2004.

I began my career in 1994 in Shanghai, China as a foreign journalist covering contemporary Chinese culture.  I served as the launching editor of Shanghai Talk, the city's first English-language monthly.  I also covered stories for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, NBC News, Associated Press Television, WGBH Boston, Asiaweek, The South China Morning Post and National Geographic Magazine.

After returning to the US, I worked as a writer and segment producer at KRON 4 Television in San Francisco from 1999 to 2004, covering arts and culture, news and current affairs.

Currently, I am researching a book about Chinese immigration to the United States since 1949.  I am also a freelance writer/producer and a media and communications trainer.  In addition to covering the arts, I work in the arts as an actor and singer. 
February 1, 2008 5:23 PM |

I'm the deputy cultural editor of The New York Sun. My first foray into arts journalism occurred in the early 1990son Cape Cod, where Ispent three years writing theater criticism, among other things. I was passionate about arts journalism, but I was nonetheless briefly lured back to the news side until thechilly June afternoon when I did a one-off arts interview as a favor for an editor friend. Listening to Jose Quintero talk about Eugene O'Neill -- Mr. Quintero's cancer-ravaged voice amplified by a handheld machine, the fog shrouding Provincetown Harbor behind him -- convinced methat I needed to find my way back to doing cultural coverage, and so I did.

At various times since then, I have been the arts editor of the New Haven Register;a freelance writer for American Theatre, The New York Times, Newsday, Nextbook, and other publications; and a contributing news editor for I'm a member of the National Arts Journalism Program board, and I was a 2005 NAJP fellow at Columbia University.

January 28, 2008 11:05 PM |

I'm a native New Yorker who studied biology and literature, not journalism, in school. Here's a career outline: Edited arts at the long-defunct Soho Weekly News in New York, then visual art and architecture (and plenty else) at the Village Voice -- with a short stint as managing editor of Artforum, where I later wrote. I was also the restaurant critic at the Voice (from 1979 to '95) and in that period contributed reviews and features in every arts/culture field save music. In 1997, I joined the Philadelphia Inquirer as fine arts editor, covering classical music, art, architecture, theater and dance (and also wrote a column on popular culture and gay issues).

Most recently I edited arts and culture at Bloomberg News, but now cover art for Metro-NY and have a blog on called Out There. If I know anything about criticism it's probably because I've been living with art critic and essayist John Perreault for more than three decades.

January 28, 2008 3:16 PM |
Donald Munro covers film, theater and the arts for The Fresno Bee. He's worked there since 1990. Not only does he frequently make it to San Francisco and Los Angeles to sample those cities' cultural highlights, he's also one of those guys who genuinely likes community theater. (Even when he sees "Beauty and the Beast" three times in one year.) He has a bachelor's degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and a master's degree from Columbia University. In 2002-03 he was a mid-career fellow with the National Arts Journalism Program.
January 28, 2008 12:06 PM |
Glenn Lovell is a San Jose-based arts writer. He has been published in most major dailies, including L.A. Times, Chicago Tribune and San Jose Mercury News. While a NAJP fellow he penned "Caught in the Machinery: How Hollywood Subverts the Media," a much-referenced national survey of film critics. His first book -- "Escape Artist: The Life and Films of John Sturges" -- will be published this fall by University of Wisconsin Press. He teaches film at De Anza College and other schools throughout the Bay Area.
January 28, 2008 8:31 AM |


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