At a time when digital technology has transformed the way art is made and distributed, and reality TV has helped pave the road to the White House, we need well-trained arts and entertainment journalists to chronicle our cultural world.
Students in our Arts and Culture Reporting Program learn how cultural organizations work. They analyze the economics of the entertainment industry. They dig into historical and contemporary issues such as copyright, censorship and the growing influence of fandom to provide context for their reported stories. They study critics from Roland Barthes to Wesley Morris and master the art of writing reviews and critical essays.
By choosing a beat, whether food or fashion, theater or sports, our students deepen their knowledge of a specific discipline. By crafting stories in the full range of formats, they leave the program with the professional reels and portfolios they need to get hired.
Our graduates have found jobs as writers, editors, videographers and producers at such news organizations as ABC News, The Atlantic, the Daily Meal, Marie Claire, Spin, Sports Illustrated, Time and The Wichita Eagle.