2024 - Summer

Style in the City: Reporting on Manhattan (2-credit) (Session 1)

Course Number: SS1: JOUR-UA 25.004

Day & Time: Wednesday - 4:30-8:30pm

Location: 20 Cooper Sq.

Instructor: Jessica Minkoff

Syllabus: Download

Albert Course Number: 4947

There is no better place to explore, hone in on, and report about fashion and style than New York City—ripe with over 300 neighborhoods, each one with something different to offer. From Soho and Tribeca, where many fashion shows are currently staged, to the Upper East Side, home to iconic industry destinations like Bergdorf Goodman and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, you can uncover fashion history while discovering interesting facets about the trends and people of today.

This class will capitalize on the unique gifts that New York City has to offer, such as the hustle and bustle of chic working women and men on their way to their corporate jobs, to landmarks like Bryant Park and the Pulitzer Fountain (which have made fashion history) to report on and understand the varied elements of style and trends.  Each week will focus on a different neighborhood, where students will take class time to explore, digest their surroundings, talk to stylish strangers, and come up with stories that capture all that they see, hear, and learn.