Save Edmonton Journal's Arts Coverage

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Eva Colmers
4 years ago
I am a media professional who must stay informed about the arts in our city. Furthermore, frequently, my film work was featured or listed in the arts section of the Journal which is an excellent way to let our wider Edmonton readers know about local art. Without arts coverage and celebrating the arts created within out city - the quality of life will be negatively influenced. I moved here from Germany and many of my friends and colleagues of my husband at the university make art part of their life and truly EXPECT that local art is discussed, featured and promoted by our local newspaper. Without local arts coverage, our household would stop subscribing to the Edmonton Journal.

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Fran Davis
4 years ago
Please don't cut this. Edmonton has a vibrant arts community and the community appreciates hearing about it. This section of the newspaper is what sets it above the Edmonton Sun.

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Gordon Zawaski
4 years ago
No need to cut the "sports Section"-you mean there is one ! How can you call a sports section a sports section when it contains no scores or stats? Very creative indeed. The arts coverage is at best minimal yet there are more pix, more ads and more inane lifestyle stories by self -annointed and self- indulgent so-called columnists. As a result of paying for a full box of content but opening it daily to find the box half full (on a good day ) , I am considering discontinuing my subscription as well.

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Yvonne Collinson
4 years ago
the daily newspaper needs to reflect all aspects of life in this great city. I'd vote sports cuts before arts cuts if I had to make a choice but really want it all.

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Timothy Gerald Muzyka
4 years ago
You need to report the good things that happen, not just the bad...!!!...the quality of the Journal is slipping...!!!

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Danielle LaRose
4 years ago
The arts will go into step decline with no critical response or support . Blogs are not enough; we need professional critics and journalists to contribute and respond to our cultural climate. For the sake of both artists and audiences, please realise how essential journalists and critics are to the quality of our cultural world.

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Jessy Ardern
4 years ago
As a worker at one of Edmonton's many theatres, I have witnessed first-hand the fact that without newspaper coverage, artists suffer. This past month, a show at the Backstage Theatre had tiny audiences until Liz Nicholls reviewed the show; then they began to sell out. The show was worthy, but without news coverage it would have gone unseen and the creative team would likely have not have ever been confident enough to re-stage the show at another Alberta venue.

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Eugenia Mackie
4 years ago
Arts and entertainment coverage is a necessity for this city. There should be more coverage not less.

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Deanne Timmons
4 years ago
Please reconsider cutting coverage for arts and especially the move to online only. I'm a print subscriber and have trouble reading the articles online. Cutting this service to our community will have a negative effect on the performing arts in Edmonton.

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Kathryn Davies
4 years ago
I think it's important for a city that claims to have a thriving arts community to support the artists and create awareness among the public so that they can enjoy the great performances and visual arts in this community. There is more to Edmonton than Hockey.