Wednesday, April 26, 2017

'Curating' the classics at The Times

A lot of dust has been kicked up lately about changes in the way The New York Times covers classical music – notably, the brevity or omission of reviews of some performances.

There’s some urgency to the discussion, as The Times is one of the few newspapers in the US that still devotes significant space and staffing to the subject.

In an interview with Steve Smith on The Log Journal, Zachary Woolfe, who recently became classical-music editor of The Times and has overseen many of its changes in coverage, explains how the paper is “curating” classical news, features and reviews, online and in print, and the wider audience he intends to reach: