Barbara points to this collaborative Weblog at ArtsJournal:
CRITICAL CONVERSATION: From July 28-August 7, ArtsJournal is hosting a special topic blog called Critical Conversation and featuring some of America’s best classical music critics. Our bloggers include: Alex Ross (The New Yorker), Kyle Gann (Village Voice), Justin Davidson (Newsday), Anne Midgette (The New York Times), Scott Cantrell (Dallas Morning News), Charles Ward (Houston Chronicle), Wynne Delacoma (Chicago Sun-Times), Andrew Druckenbrod (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), Kyle MacMillan (Denver Post), John Rockwell (NYT), and John von Rhein (Chicago Tribune). Our topic: whether or not it is still possible for a Big Idea to animate classical music. We invite you to join in. The conversation will inform an August 7-8 Critical Conversations symposium at the Aspen Music Festival and School.
What a cool idea, getting together a group of experts for a short period to discuss a specific topic with reader interaction. That’s a model that could be pretty easily replicated in the K-12 classroom I think. What about a group of astronomers to discuss the stars with students? Or local businessmen to write about community development? Or authors, or musicians, or parents even. Kind of what we did with the online book club. Or…