Ithaca Blog

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Music Writer Jim Catalano Leaves Ithaca Journal

Jim Catalano announced in his music column in today's Ithaca Journal that he is leaving the paper, "due to the continuing cutbacks."

Jim has edited the Journal's weekly "Ticket" entertainment section since 2003, and written about music for the paper since 1992.

Jim has been a major contributor to the local music scene, as a champion of local musicians and venues.

It's a sad and pound-foolish move by the Journal. A lot of local businesses - many of them Journal advertisers - relied on Jim's press. A lot of readers only consistently buy the Journal on Thursdays, for the Ticket.

Jim's work was always constructive, instructive, and comprehensive, and will be missed.

Steve Burke
for Ithaca NY Blog

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow! Just read this news. Late, I know, but I live far away and nobody told me when I was back in Ithaca for a bit. Ridiculous move by the Journal indeed! Very anti-local move. I wish Jim all the best in the world. He'll definitely be missed by the Ithaca music scene.