Voice of OC 3 years back embarked on an bold mission: to bring about a renaissance of arts and culture journalism.
At a time when newsrooms throughout the nation are abandoning coverage of fantastic arts, community events and cultural traditions, the Voice of OC staff is leaning in to make a new future.
“When we launched VOC’s Arts & Tradition part a few yrs ago, we had substantial hopes but no knowledge running a information system committed entirely to the county’s vivid arts scene,” said Voice of OC’s Arts & Society founding editor and renowned arts journalist Paul Hodgins.
“But many thanks to the generosity and steering of Norberto Santana and his crew, we were being capable to produce a highly regarded, award-winning information supply that capabilities lots of of O.C.’s ideal arts journalists.”
In this product, tales are supported by focused citizens who see on their own and their group in the protection. Hundreds of readers have stepped up to assist the Voice of OC arts and tradition area — constructing up coverage of cultural situations, music, visual arts, theatre, dance and other varieties of creative expression.
“Good journalism is distinctive in the ability to hook up and empower residents with their local community,” claims Voice of OC Publisher Norberto Santana, Jr. “Stories targeted on arts and society are an important piece of the material of Orange County.”
This enterprising area was started a few yrs ago by Hodgins with Heide Janssen, Government Producer of the OC Artist of the 12 months system. And today it is led underneath the path of Senior Editor and knowledgeable arts journalist Richard Chang.
“I hope to make on the talents of our crew of writers — some of them with many years of working experience, some who are more recent to the industry,” Chang explained of the upcoming he sees for the team.
“We also want to attempt continuously towards creating our coverage assorted, inclusive and generally suitable — to our visitors and to the artwork kinds and communities that we go over.”Please join our arts and lifestyle donors by building a tax-deductible donation to this segment these days.