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Plotting the Future of Cultural Journalism

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Hamilton Commons at WHYY Independence Mall West 150 N. Sixth Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

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How have the challenges faced by daily newspapers and traditional media outlets affected local coverage of arts and culture? Where are consumers going to make decisions on how to spend their cultural dollars? Is there a shift away from qualified criticism and how does that affect artistic product?

Join us for a speaker event and panel discussion featuring Douglas McLennan of Arts Journal and the National Arts Journalism Program, Bill Marimow of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Chris Satullo of WHYY and, Megan Wendell of Canary Promotion and Meredith Broussard of the University of Pennsylvania to discuss how cultural journalism has changed in recent years and what the future may hold for the field.

Featured Speaker:

Douglas McLennan – Founder and Editor of, Acting Director of the National Arts Journalism Program


Bill Marimow – Editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer Chris Satullo – Executive Director of News and Civic Dialogue at WHYY Meredith Broussard – Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania and 2012 USC-Getty Arts Journalism Fellow. Megan Wendell– Founder and President of Canary Promotion


Tom Kaiden – President, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

Event Agenda:
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. – Breakfast and Registration
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.– Welcome and Featured Speaker
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.– Panel Discussion
10:45 - 11:15 a.m.– Audience Questions
11:15 - 12:00 p.m.– Networking

Breakfast and coffee will be provided.

For more informations and full panelist bios, click here.

This event is part of the Cultural Alliance’s Learning Programs which is generously supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the William Penn Foundation.