Re: [Videolib] Librarians' Interest in Media (was Nothing about Videos...) end of print?

Steve Fesenmaier (fesenms@wvlc.lib.wv.us)
Tue, 24 Apr 2007 13:04:52 -0400

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

------=_NextPart_000_0054_01C78671.25F66680
Content-Type: text/plain;
charset="iso-8859-1"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

Speaking of "the end of print," here is the latest from LJ on the world =
of collapsing book reviews........Steve Fesenmaier

----- Original Message -----=20
From: "Library Journal" <libraryjournal@email.libraryjournal.com>
To: <fesenms@wvlc.lib.wv.us>
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2007 4:14 PM
Subject: National Book Critics Circle Launches Campaign to Save Book =
Reviews

> April 23, 2007
> For immediate release
>=20
> Last week, the Los Angeles Times folded its book review section into
> an opinion section, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution eliminated
> its book review position. Not a good week for book criticism, but not
> a surprising one, either: in the past few years, newspapers from the
> Chicago Tribune to the Dallas Morning News to the Village Voice have
> seen book coverage shrink.
>=20
> The National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) is not taking these
> developments lying down. This week, in an effort to support book
> reviews, book editors, book pages, and book culture, the NBCC is
> launching a Campaign to Save Book Reviews. During the last week in
> April and throughout the month of May, the NBCC is asking authors and
> editors, journalists and publishers-and in fact anyone interested in
> literary culture-to speak out on the value of books and book
> reviewing.
>=20
> The campaign's launch pad is an effort to save the book review
> position at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, held until last week by
> Teresa Wright. Explains NBCC president John Freeman, "Teresa has the
> opportunity to apply for a job within the company, but it's not clear
> what the fate of the book page will be-whether it'll be reassigned to
> an existing editor, whether it will go entirely to wire copy, or
> whether it will be removed altogether." A petition to save Wright's
> job has already secured nearly a thousand signatures, including those
> from luminaries as varied as Michael Connelly, Richard Powers, and Ian
> Rankin. Those interested in signing should go to
> http://www.petitiononline.com/atl2007/petition.html.
>=20
> Throughout the campaign, Critical Mass, the NBCC's blog, will feature
> Q&As, posts by concerned writers, and advice on petitioning the media
> to assure continued book coverage. Current posts include a lengthy Q&A
> with David L. Ulin, editor of the Los Angeles Times Book Review. Check
> out http://bookcriticscircle.blogspot.com/ to join in our efforts and
> to track developments in this ongoing and important campaign.
>=20
> The National Book Critics Circle, founded in 1974, is a nonprofit,
> tax-exempt organization consisting of nearly 700 active book reviewers
> nationwide who are interested in honoring quality writing and
> communicating with one another about common concerns. It is managed by
> a 24-member all-volunteer board of directors. For more information,
> please go to www.bookcritics.org.
>=20
> For questions, contact Barbara Hoffert, hoffer@reedbusiness.com or
> 646-746-6806.
------=_NextPart_000_0054_01C78671.25F66680
Content-Type: text/html;
charset="iso-8859-1"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">

Speaking of "the end of print," here is the latest = from LJ on=20 the world of collapsing book reviews........Steve = Fesenmaier
 
 
----- Original Message -----=20
From: "Library Journal" <libraryjournal@em= ail.libraryjournal.com>
To: <fesenms@wvlc.lib.wv.us>
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2007 4:14 PM
Subject: National Book Critics Circle Launches Campaign to Save = Book=20 Reviews

> April 23, 2007
> For immediate release
> =
> Last week, the Los Angeles Times folded its book review section = into
> an opinion section, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution=20 eliminated
> its book review position. Not a good week for book = criticism,=20 but not
> a surprising one, either: in the past few years, = newspapers from=20 the
> Chicago Tribune to the Dallas Morning News to the Village = Voice=20 have
> seen book coverage shrink.
>
> The National = Book=20 Critics Circle (NBCC) is not taking these
> developments lying = down. This=20 week, in an effort to support book
> reviews, book editors, book = pages,=20 and book culture, the NBCC is
> launching a Campaign to Save Book = Reviews.=20 During the last week in
> April and throughout the month of May, = the NBCC=20 is asking authors and
> editors, journalists and publishers-and in = fact=20 anyone interested in
> literary culture-to speak out on the value = of books=20 and book
> reviewing.
>
> The campaign's launch pad = is an=20 effort to save the book review
> position at the Atlanta=20 Journal-Constitution, held until last week by
> Teresa Wright. = Explains=20 NBCC president John Freeman, "Teresa has the
> opportunity to = apply for a=20 job within the company, but it's not clear
> what the fate of the = book=20 page will be-whether it'll be reassigned to
> an existing editor, = whether=20 it will go entirely to wire copy, or
> whether it will be removed=20 altogether." A petition to save Wright's
> job has already secured = nearly=20 a thousand signatures, including those
> from luminaries as varied = as=20 Michael Connelly, Richard Powers, and Ian
> Rankin. Those = interested in=20 signing should go to
> http://www.p= etitiononline.com/atl2007/petition.html.
>=20
> Throughout the campaign, Critical Mass, the NBCC's blog, will=20 feature
> Q&As, posts by concerned writers, and advice on = petitioning=20 the media
> to assure continued book coverage. Current posts = include a=20 lengthy Q&A
> with David L. Ulin, editor of the Los Angeles = Times Book=20 Review. Check
> out http://bookcriticscircle.= blogspot.com/=20 to join in our efforts and
> to track developments in this ongoing = and=20 important campaign.
>
> The National Book Critics Circle, = founded=20 in 1974, is a nonprofit,
> tax-exempt organization consisting of = nearly=20 700 active book reviewers
> nationwide who are interested in = honoring=20 quality writing and
> communicating with one another about common=20 concerns. It is managed by
> a 24-member all-volunteer board of = directors.=20 For more information,
> please go to www.bookcritics.org.
> =
> For=20 questions, contact Barbara Hoffert, hoffer@reedbusiness.com = or
>=20 646-746-6806.
------=_NextPart_000_0054_01C78671.25F66680-- VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.