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Jennifer Conlin, A2Ethics Board Member, Wins Sustainable Arts Journalism Grant

Jennifer Conlin, a frequent contributor to the New York Times, and newly appointed board member of A2Ethics has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts/ Knight Foundation grant as a winner of their first annual Community Arts Journalism Challenge CriticCar Detroit was one of three winners from a pool of more than 200 applications in a nationwide contest looking at new, sustainable arts journalism models in eight communities where Knight invests.

                CriticCar Detroit is a mobile recording system that will criss-cross the city, offering event-goers the opportunity to record video reviews as they exit performances and exhibitions. Those interviews will later be broadcast on a variety of web channels accessible via smartphones and computers. The critiques generated through CriticCar will not only create buzz about cultural events, but will document in words and images the diversity of Detroit’s cultural life and audiences, and help connect residents and visitors to local arts organizations. Jennifer Conlin will lead the project, which has received and $80,000 grant, as its editor.