18 Oct 2015

Reviewing the state of reviewing

From Standing Room Only, 1:33 pm on 18 October 2015

Spare a thought if you can for the reviewers and critics in this country who are doing it tough these days. They struggle more than most for space in mainstream media, not mention respect from the artists they write about and sometimes from the audiences they write for. And no one seems to want to pay them very much, either. Arts and culture website The Pantograph Punch hopes to change much of that. Recently its editor Rosabel Tan led a workshop for emerging reviewers where, inevitably, these problems came up for discussion. Standing Room Only's Justin Gregory asked Rosabel if she thinks it is getting more difficult to be a reviewer.