The Dallas Morning News, Looking for Critics to Boost Its Arts Coverage, Turns to Local Professors

By: Caroline O’Donovan | Nieman Journalism Lab

The Dallas Morning News has been without a full-time staff art critic since 2006, so when it was announced last week that a professor from the University of Texas system had been hired to fill that position, people were excited — both because, hey, more critics are better than fewer critics, and because it seemed to point toward a new model for cooperation between academia and news organizations.


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