Arts and Culture Reporting

FAQs

No. The concentration is open to anyone who wants to report on or write about the arts, entertainment, or pop culture.

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Student Work

Here’s a small sampling of published work generated from our Arts and Culture Reporting classes:

  • Vox Senior Culture Reporter Alex Abad-Santos, ’10, wrote about how the box office success of “Crazy Rich Asians” could change Hollywood.
  • Derek Scancarelli, ’15, profiled actor Hugh Jackman for Forbes.
  •  In the wake of Anthony Bourdain’s suicide, Natalia Osipova, ’12, produced a video for The Wall Street Journal about how chefs and restaurateurs deal with depression and substance abuse in their industry.
  • Rob Dozier, ’19, explored the Afrofuturism movement for The Outline.
  • Mike DeSantis, ’18, profiled amateur fighters at a popular MMA gym for The Chelsea News
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  • Muri Assunção, ’16, took you inside the world of Brazilian drag queens for his story published by Billboard.
  • 2011 alumna Shannon Carlim’s profile of poet Rupi Kaur, whose book “Milk and Honey” became an instant bestseller, was published by Rolling Stone.
  • Frances Solá-Santiago, ’17, got the inside scoop on how costume designer Yasiri Castro created the look behind the music video for “Despacito” for People.com.
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Samantha Stark, ’10, produced a New York Times video about the Timeless Torches, a dance squad for the W.N.B.A.’s New York Liberty.
  • Oresti Tsonopoulos, ’14, captured the vibrant fashion style of downtown Manhattan for The New York Times.

Contact Us

Do you have a question about the Arts and Culture program? If so, please contact us.

Janice C. Simpson
Director of Arts and Culture Reporting
jan.simpson@journalism.cuny.edu