Fashion Journalism is a course for advanced students in the Journalism and Media Studies major who have an interest in writing about fashion, a key industry in New York City. The course provides students with an overview of writing about fashion, the different types of fashion journalism and the numerous formats for fashion journalism. Students will also look at how fashion journalism has changed and how digital has transformed coverage. Throughout the semester, students will use readings, televised fashion coverage as well as online documentaries and collection showings to learn about the fashion journalism industry and to practice reporting techniques. Assignments will incorporate a multimedia focus with students working to produce a full range of fashion journalism that reflects the variety of journalism commonly produced in the industry.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify and analyze different formats for fashion journalism;
- Recognize and distinguish among industry leaders in fashion journalism;
- Describe how fashion journalism has changed because of revolutions in social, cultural, and/or technological changes;
- Write and produce fashion journalism content appropriate for print and digital formats.