Arts Journalism

Arts journalism involves examining and reporting on the arts, including music, dance, theater, film, literature, visual arts, and architecture. It is a specialty in journalism that has evolved over the past few centuries. Arts journalism encompasses unbiased reporting of arts news and events but also can include arts criticism, which claims a history reaching back to the writings of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle.

Arts journalism takes an array of forms. These include feature stories such as personality profiles and performance or exhibit previews; business stories that cover the arts institutions’ finances, public and private funding of artists and other arts workers, and policies and politics behind art; investigative work involving subjects such as mismanagement or crime in the art world; science stories about how the arts ...

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