Let’s Talk about Journalists in the Art World

Knowledge and information about the arts is important to the cultural vitality and vibrancy. We count on arts journalism for this function. Journalism and Art: Complementary and Collaborative Storytelling. As journalists use art to bring stories off the page, artists adopt reporting techniques to address social issues.

We’re presenting 5 inspiring people, journalists and editors, who are working for some of the most influential magazines and digital informational platforms of the contemporary art world.

Patricia Bickers, Art Monthly

Patricia Bickers

Art Monthly

Editor of Art Monthly and principal lecturer in art history and theory at the University of Westminster. She is the author of The Brit Pack: Contemporary British Art, The View from Abroad (Cornerhouse, 1995), and recently co-edited, Talking Art: Interviews with Artists since 1976.

Sara Douglas, ARTnews

Sarah Douglas


Longtime culture editor at the New York Observer, is the the editor-in-chief of ARTnews, since 2014. Founded in 1902, ARTnews is the oldest and most widely circulated art magazine in the world. Published in print four times a year, it reports on the art, people, issues, trends, and events shaping the international art world.

Andrew Goldstein, Artnet News

Andrew Goldstein

Artnet News

Editor-in-chief of Artnet News since 2017, previously the editor-in-chief of Artspace. He has an exceptional experience as both a journalist and leader in the world of art and fast-paced digital media. Artnet News is dedicated global art market newswire. The mission is to inform, engage, and connect the members of the art community with daily art world news and expert commentary.

Mark Rappolt, ArtReview

Mark Rappolt


Editor-in-Chief of ArtReview, an international contemporary art magazine based in London. ArtReview is one of the world’s leading international contemporary art magazines, dedicated to expanding contemporary art’s audience and reach. Rappolt founded its sister publication, ArtReview Asia in 2013.

William S. Smith, Art in America

William S. Smith

Art in America
Smith joined Art in America in 2013 as associate editor. He has been appointed editor of the magazine in 2017. In 2007, he became a founding editor of the online magazine Triple Canopy.

He said that as editor he will be connecting with the tradition of the magazine, as well as pointing the way forward. Smith added that “it is imperative today to bring in as many perspectives as possible. Even more so than it has been in the past, Art in America will be a platform for a diverse range of voices.”