More signs of arts media pain: powerhouse local arts mag to pause

An arts media platform that was started as a way to fill gaps in local arts coverage has announced it is pausing publication.

As ArtsHub reported earlier this week, the place of arts journalism within Australia’s media landscape has never been more precarious than it is right now.

As major broadsheets continue to downsize their arts coverage and, with our national broadcaster’s recent announcement of yet more cuts to its arts department and staffing (from a media outlet that has long been a stalwart of Australian arts scene), it feels as if we’re hitting rock bottom.

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ArtsHub's Arts Feature Writer Jo Pickup is based in Perth. An arts writer and manager, she has worked as a journalist and broadcaster for media such as the ABC, RTRFM and The West Australian newspaper, contributing media content and commentary on art, culture and design. She has also worked for arts organisations such as Fremantle Arts Centre, STRUT dance, and the Aboriginal Arts Centre Hub of WA, as well as being a sessional arts lecturer at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).