Today's aspiring arts and culture journalists don't have it easy. There are fewer jobs available and less advertising money to go around. Video is replacing written content more and more over time. Social media has grown out of its role as a marketing channel to become a content contender in its own right.
But as the subjects reported by mainstream news channels become increasingly apocalyptic, the role of cultural journalism becomes more crucial than ever. Art, after all, is the great equalizer, and an excellent conduit to connect people and help us digest the woes of the world. While audiences look for art that can bolster them through rocky times, journalists spread and contextualize the political messages and personal experiences artists embed in their work, an invaluable tool in inspiring societal shifts.
In this interactive workshop, we invite journalists, critics, editors, photographers, and all readers of cultural media to join us for a candid discussion on themes such as:
Through this discussion, we hope to find answers and further cultivate a support system for an increasingly disparate community through knowledge sharing and conversation.
The event is free of charge, but requires pre-registration.
Sarah Joy Lynch is a Berlin-based social entrepreneur focused on community organising, communication, and music. She is the co-founder and managing director of aequa, a community for social equity.
Will Lynch is the Editor of Resident Advisor, where he has been a staff writer since 2010. He lives in Berlin.