Routledge – 2014 – 288 pages
Fashion Journalism is an introduction to how fashion journalism operates and how to report on fashion. It encompasses skills for print and online media, and includes both written and visual reports (video, photography).
Taking a strong real world approach, this textbook includes many case studies and interviews with fashion journalists working for newspapers, magazines, broadcast and websites, and with stylists, PR executives, photographers and bloggers. Their explanations of their roles and their practical tips and advice will be accompanied by analysis of examples of their work. The business of fashion and fashion PR will be explained for the trainee journalist, with the focus of the book being on offering practical guidance on how to report effectively on fashion – from sources and research to writing and layout. Each chapter will include suggested exercises and further reading.
Covering every aspect from the law and ethics to using social media, from fashion theory to reporting the catwalk, this text offers everything a student or trainee needs to know to excel in fashion journalism.
1. Working in Fashion Journalism 2. Fashion Media and Audiences 3. The Fashion Industry: What the Journalist Needs to Know 4. Ideas and Sources 5. Writing Fashion News and Features 6. Reporting the Catwalk 7. Reporting the Trends 8. Creating Visual Stories: Styling and Photoshoots 9. Photography and Video for Online 10. Fashion and Social Media 11. Working with Fashion PR 12. Knowing the Theory: Fashion Criticism and Reporting 13. Legal and Ethical Considerations Glossary of Key Fashion Terms