Special Panel to Explore Future of Arts & Cultural Journalism, 2/20

On Wednesday, February 20, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, the City of Philadelphia Office of Arts Culture and the Creative Economy and WHYY present a special panel to discuss how arts and cultural journalism has changed in recent years and what the future may hold for the field.

The event begins with featured speaker Douglas McLennan of Arts Journal and the National Arts Journalism Program who will then join an expert panel that includes Bill Marimow of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Chris Satullo of WHYY and NewsWorks.org, Meredith Broussard of the University of Pennsylvania and Megan Wendell of Canary Promotion.

What: Plotting the Future of Cultural Journalism - Speaker Event and Panel Discussion (Breakfast Served)

When: Wednesday February 20, 2013. 8:30 a.m. to Noon at Hamilton Commons at WHYY

Where: 150 N. Sixth Street, Philadelphia

Cost: $10 Cultural Alliance members / $25 nonmembers

"Technology is changing journalism faster than almost any other industry", says Tom Kaiden, Cultural Alliance President and panel moderator. "With this panel, the community can speak directly with top journalists to explore how together we must evolve to engage readers and patrons."

Click here to purchase tickets and see a list of RSVPs.

Featured Speaker:

Douglas McLennan - Founder and Editor of ArtsJournal.com, Acting Director of the National Arts Journalism Program

Douglas McLennan is an arts journalist and critic and the founder and editor of ArtsJournal.com, the leading aggregator of arts journalism on the internet. Each day ArtsJournal combs through more than 200 publications worldwide and posts links to the best cultural stories. The New York Times says that "ArtsJournal.com has added something important to cultural discourse." The Boston Globe calls ArtsJournal a "must read" for anyone with an interest in the arts. Prior to starting ArtsJournal, Mr. McLennan was arts columnist and music critic for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. A former concert pianist, he has a Master's degree in music from the Juilliard School in New York . He has performed in Asia, Europe and North America and lived and worked in Italy and in China , where he spent a year as artist-in-residence at the Central Conservatory in Beijing . He has written on the arts for numerous publications, including as music critic for Salon.com, and his work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, the London Evening Standard and National Public Radio's All Things Considered, and is a contributor to the new edition of Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians. He is executive director of the new Center for Arts, Media & Audience and USC's Annenberg Schoolfor Communications and Journalism, and just completed a year as a visiting professor in arts management at Claremont Graduate University. He is a frequent lecturer on arts and cultural issues. He is a recipient of several awards for arts criticism and reporting, including a National Arts Journalism Program Fellowship at ColumbiaUniversity and a Deems Taylor/ASCAP Award for music journalism. He was named one of 100 Outstanding Graduates of the Juilliard School for the school's centennial. mclennan@artsjournal.com. He writes the blog Diacritical (www.artsjournal.com/diacritical) and Tweets as @AJDoug

Bill Marimow - Editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer

Bill Marimow, the editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer, is a native Philadelphian, who has served as a reporter, editor and assistant to the publisher at the newspaper. Marimow has twice won the Pulitzer Prize - first, in 1978, for a series of stories written with a partner about criminal violence by Philadelphia police, and in 1985, for investigative reporting about the Philadelphia Police K-9 unit, whose dogs were attacking innocent, unarmed men and women.

At the start of his career, Marimow was a reporter at The Evening Bulletin and The Inquirer, where he covered economics, labor, state and federal courts and served as City Hall bureau chief. In 1993, Marimow joined the Baltimore Sun, serving as Metro Editor, Managing Editor and Editor in Chief. During his 11 years at The Sun, the newspaper won Pulitzer Prizes in feature writing, investigative reporting and beat reporting. After leaving The Sun, Marimow joined National Public Radio, where he was managing editor for national news and vice president for the news division.

In Nov. 2006, he joined The Inquirer as editor and led the newspaper until fall 2010. Eight months ago, Marimow rejoined The Inquirer as the editor after teaching at The Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.

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