Are Newspapers Killing Classical Music?

“Pick any city, look at its newspaper, and you’ll find attention to classical music diminished to the basic minimum. It will focus on the ‘big ticket’ events — which, in the Bay Area, means the San Francisco Symphony, Opera, and Ballet, plus the most celebrated visiting artists. As is well-known to any person interested in classical music, such coverage just skims the surface. Who’s responsible? Newspaper publishers and their editors who have a hand in setting policy and then executing it. What to do about this downgrading of classical coverage?”