Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Say it Ain't So!

An article published in today's New York Times focuses on the ever-growing trend of weekly and daily publications laying off film critics due to a shaky economy. It is true what they say: the arts always get axed first. I've had stories about small town school board meetings see 100% more pay than an insightful movie review. Trust me, the review was more interesting. It's a shame that the powers that be can't always recognize the importance of cultural critics.

The discouraging story, entitled "Now on the Endangered Species List: Movie Critics in Print" and written by NY Times' media columnist David Carr (who also blogs at The Carpetbagger during Oscar season) can be read in full HERE.

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