Veteran music critic Jim DeRogatis is leaving the Chicago Sun-Times to mentor aspiring scribes at Columbia College and pursue radio projects. "Journalism and cultural criticism are in a period of radical reinvention," Derogatis said earlier this month. "Their futures will be shaped in part by the students in Columbia's desks right now."
Today: we ask Derogatis what he'll impart to his first class. And, we hear from one of his colleagues: Ann Powers, Los Angeles Times pop music critic and editor of the upcoming book Best Music Writing 2010.