Via Brian Sacawa's excellent blog, I was alerted a few days ago to this news item, but it slipped to the back burner. What is it? It's a demographic survey and study of classical music critics in the USA and Canada.
"The survey's 181 critics are drawn from daily newspapers, magazines and online forums, and, under the condition of strict anonymity, agreed to write frankly their thoughts on what criticism should be, and how well they think they are doing. "
Loads of information can be found there, and all of it is fuel for discussion and debate. The study, a joint project of the North American Music Critics Assocation and Columbia Univ.'s Journalism crowd, can be found online (in .pdf format) right here.