Orange County Register drops arts blog

Posted on: July 15, 2010

"Late last week, the Orange County Register announced that it is officially putting its arts blog out to pasture,” David Ng writes in the Los Angeles Times Culture Monster blog on Tuesday (7/13). “In the comments section of the blog, Rebecca Allen, the Register’s deputy editor for features, suggested that the blog’s demise was due to a lack of reader traffic. Allen wrote that the arts blog ‘hasn’t gotten much traction online. A blog takes four or five posts a day to build up an audience. Our three arts reporters have many responsibilities—including writing news, previews and reviews for our Web site and our newspaper.’ Allen added that the Register’s arts reporters ‘will continue to cover their beats and publish online and in print. We are just relieving them of the added duties of a blog.’ The newspaper’s arts coverage will now live only on the arts landing page, instead of on the blog and the landing page. …The Register’s arts writers include Timothy Mangan, who covers classical music; Paul Hodgins, who writes about theater; and Richard Chang, who covers the visual arts.”

Posted July 15, 2010