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McClatchy Newspapers Can’t Silence Jeffrey Day

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

A few weeks ago I told you about the loss of arts coverage in SC when The State newspaper in Columbia, SC, a McClatchy newspaper, eliminated Jeffrey Day’s job, long time art critic and arts writer for The State. We’ve already seen the results of that move when Susie Surkamer, head of the SC Arts Commission announced her retirement, effective on May 2, 2009, and The State offered a lackluster article about that announcement – with no comment – because they don’t know what to say.

Well, Day has started his own blog today about the Columbia arts scene and beyond at Carolina Culture. We’ll have to wait and see how this blog develops, but I hope Day takes advantage of the freedom of writing without the constraints of newspaper editors.

Now for all you out there that have been missing your Jeffrey Day fix – you have a new home to get it, and for all you who didn’t exactly agree with Day’s views – you too have a place to get your fix. Check it out.

I wish Day good luck in this new adventure and am glad to see more coverage of the arts in SC – even if it is only in cyberspace.