HALF ART: Good arts journalism strikes a note and not a pose

Business Day Live | Chris Thurman:


When it comes to writing about the arts in SA, I am (at best) a part-timer. Of course, I have this in common with many people in the field of arts journalism. The space and the budget allocated to arts coverage in traditional media have been shrinking in real terms for years; the very idea of a dedicated arts “beat” seems like a throwback to an almost-forgotten mode of publishing and broadcasting…

The best arts journalism requires the ability to write about the work via the self. Picture: ISTOCK


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