Adam Davidson offers some fantastic perspective on NPR and the future of public radio. What struck me about it in particular is how closely this mirrors my own well-documented predictions and prescriptions for the future of the arts. As I’ve said many times, I may be bearish on the prospects for certain kinds of arts organizations (mid-sized, traditional, reliant on major donors), but I couldn’t be more bullish on the prospects for art. Rather than rehash my reasoning and suggestions, just read Adam Davidson’s post and apply some mental find/replace.
I wonder if there are some principles here that can be further generalized. If so, would they apply to anyone involved in content creation or distribution? Or do they have more to do with businesses that rely on the continued output of creative professionals? Something to ponder.