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.
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.