The 8/31/2016 edition of deadline.com published an article by Jeremy Gerard that reports the New York Times (NYT) has phased our regional arts and culture coverage in the New York tristate region. The opening paragraph packs a powerful punch by underscoring the likely negative outcomes.
The New York Times this week quietly ended its coverage of restaurants, art galleries, theaters and other commercial and nonprofit businesses in the tri-state region, laying off dozens of longtime contributors and prompting protests from many of the institutions that will be affected. They foresee an impact not only on patronage but, in the case of the nonprofits, on their ability to raise funds to survive.
While arts and culture coverage throughout traditional media outlets has been in a decade long cycle of retrenchment, it’s still a downer way to end the week.