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