Arts Journalism Summit

This Friday is the National Summit on Arts Journalism, which convenes some key thinkers in the worlds of journalism and the arts, in Southern California. Ten projects that are supposed to represent promising directions for the future of arts journalism and arts criticism are being presented in front of a live audience and online. You can watch them right here. (If the links on this page don’t work, go to

The times are approximate, but here’s the rough agenda (Friday, Oct. 2, 2009):

9am Intros

9:15am First five projects, including NPR’s music coverage and the Indianapolis Museum of Art

10:20am Welcome address by the NEA Deputy Chairman for Grants & Awards

10:25am Roundtable moderated by NPR’s Laura Sydell, with journalists Jeff Chang (a well-known hiphop writer) and Seth Schiesel of the NY Times

11:00am Welcome address by Geneva Overholser, Director of the USC J-School

11:05am Next five projects, including Flavorpill

12:20pm Roundtable on the business of arts journalism, with the director of the NEA Institute in Classical Music, the CEO of, and the director of the Getty Foundation

You can watch the live webcast here:
Live video by Ustream

And follow the live chat here:

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