The Crisis in Book Reviewing: Disappearing Space, Disappearing Pay
Date: May 30, 2018, 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
Location: Book Expo America, Jacob Javits Center: 1E10
Over the past 10 years, book-review sections in many American newspapers have gone on life support. At least one major newspaper that once spent close to $100,000 annually on book reviews now budgets zero for book reviews. One result is that the same review often runs in more papers than ever before. Do newer digital ventures make up for the print decline in either space or pay?
Christopher Carduff, Books Editor, The Wall Street Journal
Gerald Howard, Vice-President and Executive Editor, Doubleday
Julia M. Klein, Cultural Critic
Kate Tuttle, President, National Book Critics Circle and columnist, The Boston Globe
Moderator: Carlin Romano, Critic-at-Large, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Vice President, NBCC, Author, America the Philosophical (Alfred A. Knopf)
NBCC members not already credentialed to attend Book Expo America will be able to do so on May 30th for this panel. We're working out what the procedure will be, and will let everyone know as soon as BEA decides how it wants to arrange that.