Tracey Paleo

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Tracey Paleo is Associate Editor at FootLights Magazine. She's also the Founder and Chief Editor of the arts and culture site, Gia On The Move, where she often reviews live performance events.

Is Paying for Reviews the New Journalism?

Boston, Hungtington Theatre, Playbill

Bitter Lemons, a theater website based in Los Angeles, has announced a new business model in which productions pay writers to review their productions.  Time Out’s David Cote Weighs in on paid reviews as the new journalism. http://bit.ly/1GgFc8Z

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“Matter / Doesn’t Matter”

Kevin Delin analyzes AEA logic through a theory of “matter / doesn’t matter” in the union’s treatment of Los Angeles theater. It turns out when “Matter” is exposed to “Doesn’t Matter,” the two will annihilate each other and release a tremendous amount of energy, usually in the form of political heat. http://bit.ly/1GMhMNp

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$150 Pay Scheme for Reviews Hurts L.A. Theatre

So you’re a theater having a hard time getting audiences. A new pay-for-play scheme under way by the ever-tempestuous L.A.-based theater website Bitter Lemons allows you to pay the website directly for a published review. http://bit.ly/1GHU44Q

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ATCA Response to Bitter Lemons Policy

The website Bitter Lemons now allows theaters to pay to be reviewed.  Speaking for the  American Theatre Critics Association (ATAC) chair Bill Hirschman had this to say… http://bit.ly/1Gah8FL

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How to Write About Theatre

How to Write About Theatre: Independent theatre criticism or payola? –  The Guardian Scotland writer Marc Fisher comments: Linking coverage to cash on the barrelhead can only serve to diminish the site’s credibility, and may well, in the long run, result in a diminished Bitter Lemons. http://bit.ly/1I0cZc6

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