- ART or IDIOCY:
Everyone has noticed the massive cut of art listings in the last Reader. What happened? Is this the new way art will be "listed" in the Reader. As a reporter on art, of sorts, people have been asking me if I know anything.
Also what happens to Fred Camper? Will he continue to contribute to the Reader?
The Chicago Reader:
In an effort to cut costs (you've probably heard about the financial challenges print media are facing--printing costs, competition from craigslist, etc) we've cut back on what we put into print but continue to offer complete listings on the Web. Our site is a major destination for thousands of Chicagoans, and our listings there will continue to improve as we add to it. We can't be everything to everyone, but we're trying to do whatever we do well.
We'll still be publishing art reviews and artist profiles elsewhere in the paper, and as far as I know Fred will be one of the people writing them.
Thanks for the note,
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