Studio 360: Critic Terry Teachout Talks about Blogs
I'll be summarizing, reviewing, discussing my view of the BloggerConII conference I attended yesterday, but I heard this on the radio (90.9 WETA
) this morning. The show was all about criticism but the interesting thing was Terry Teachout's
defense of professional critics and amateurs blogging criticism. The host, Kurt Andersen, asked the standard questions about publishing unedited work without the benefit of second thoughts and also the question about amateurs publishing poor work en masse. Teachout replied that the posts can be and are corrected. He likes to correct his work and leave the original up to show the progression of thought. He also believes that the blogosphere is tremendously important right now because there's less and less fine art criticism on tv and in magazines. He thought that amateurs have a lot to add to the conversation and praises their efforts. This works well with what we discussed in the journalism section of BloggerConII.