Thursday, August 23, 2012

Profession heal thyself


For some time On An Overgrown Path has been asking Are classical music journalists above criticism? Now it is reported elsewhere that the chief music critic of a UK broadsheet has left following allegations of conflict of interest. Fellow critics are defending him. Which is understandable; because if this becomes a trend, there will soon be a lot more vacancies.

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2 comments:

Frank H Little said...

Norman Lebrecht contributes a defence of Seckerson, a large part of which is an attack on the paper's owner - a diversionary tactic, in my opinion.

I like Seckerson's writing and miss his contributions to R3, but I also support the campaign for more transparency.

Pliable said...

Frank, well said. It amused me that Lebrecht is leading the attack on the Independent's owner, and that others are happy to follow him.

Lebrecht, of course, writes for the Wall Street Journal, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation - http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304584004576419742308635716.html