Rumour – Daily Post to have LESS Arts coverage

I got this from the Press Gazette website…

Published: Thursday, October 13, 2005

By Sarah Lagan

Representatives from arts establishments across Liverpool are trying to convince the Liverpool Daily Post not to go ahead with claimed cuts to its arts coverage in the run-up to the city becoming the capital of culture.

According to insiders, publisher Trinity Mirror has taken the decision to cut the Post’s daily arts coverage from five to two pages, to cut Friday’s art supplement from 16 to eight pages and axe three paid columnists.
Liverpool Daily Post editor Jane Wolstenholme said: “The Post and Echo played a key role in Liverpool winning the title of European Capital of Culture. We will continue to be at the forefront of coverage of the arts and culture in the city, and that coverage is certain to increase as we move towards 2008.

“The Post’s arts section is subject to the same constant review as any other part of the paper. We’re not cutting our arts coverage — we just no longer want it ghettoised on a specific page each day.
We want to see it forcing its way on to the news pages, including on to the front.”

Obviously we wnat more arts coverage not less and I prefer to have it ‘ghettoised’. I don’t expect to find sports reports dotted all over the place so why do that with the arts?

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