Goodbye to Audiofile

We're reorganizing our culture department; look for new features to come.

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We’ve been examining our culture coverage, as well as our balance of blogs vs. stand-alone, reported features and criticism. We’ve decided to phase out Audiofile, our daily music feature, though you’ll still find its extensive archive of free songs in our left navigation bar under “Special Features.” I’d like to thank Thomas Bartlett — whose Wednesday Morning Download feature morphed into Audiofile two and a half years ago — for launching it with great taste and a clear-eyed sensibilty, and more recently, David Marchese, who did a terrific job picking up the baton from Thomas. We’ll be beefing up our culture coverage, including music, in the weeks and months to come. And we’re in the process of preparing a new daily TV item, as well as an Election ’08 home page, an expanded War Room (with Tim Grieve now in Washington, D.C.), and other new features. I’ll keep you posted on our progress. Let me know what you think.

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