From ET to TMZ, from People to Perez Hilton, entertainment journalism has evolved into a vibrant form of journalism and an essential component of the movie and TV industry. This course explores the history of celebrity journalism and examines the seminal moments that turned it from a specialized field into mainstream and popular culture. Learn to identify stories, target particular outlets, shape pitches and write stories designed for various media entities. Examine the influence of social media on the way stories are covered in various mediums. Guest lecturers are well-known industry leaders from leading publications, entertainment television shows and online outlets. Instruction focuses on all forms of media, including magazine, newspaper, television and online journalism with a keen emphasis on writing and reporting.
Course OutlineLearn to identify stories, target particular outlets, shape pitches and write stories designed for various media entities.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Journalism : Defined Elective - Elective List
- Journalism with Concentration in Journalism Writing : Defined Elective - Elective List
- Journalism with Concentration in Media Studies : Defined Elective - Elective list
- Study Abroad at UCLA Program : Required