Journalism — Fashion is in Fashion.
Sep 14 - Drafts Due to Expert Reviewers
Sep 29 - Competition Deadline
Journalism Tips from Purdue Owl (Website)
A New Style for a New Havana (a fantastic example of the breadth of fashion journalism; not only does this piece detail the clothing and style of young men in Havana, it also encompasses who they are and their wider culture.) (Website)
October 15, 2015
When young writer Josie O’Grady first came across our Fashion Journalism Competition, she was a bit apprehensive to dive in—frankly, she’s not that interested in fashion. But after reading an article about children working in tobacco fields, she had a lightbulb moment. Josie proceeded to research, and then write about, the condition of the millions of adolescent and underpaid workers who make the clothes we wear each day.
Josie’s piece, “The Bodies of Others are Connected to my Own,” shed light on the condition of garment factory workers with sophistication and empathy. In our interview with Josie, she elaborates on her decision to write about this issue and what changes she hopes to see in the fashion industry.
October 8, 2015
When he’s not polishing his own work, you can often find Jeremy Houle offering carefully crafted peer reviews to fellow Write the World members. Jeremy recently put his review skills to good use when he offered an encouraging and constructive review of David Levitsky’s piece, Shoes to Die For earning him the prize for Best Peer Review in our Fashion Journalism Competition. In our interview with Jeremy, he shares what he enjoyed most about David’s piece and gives some insight into his own editing process.
October 2, 2015
When we asked our Guest Judge—Australian Fashion Designer, Felicity Cooney—what she was looking for in a winning entry she said simply, ‘It’s got to have guts!’ Well, guts is what you gave her! From industry ethics to the benefits of wearing a bowtie, the entries in our Fashion Journalism Competition covered a range of important and compelling topics. Read on to find out which thought-provoking pieces nabbed the top prizes!
September 15, 2015
Meet Felicity Cooney—The Australian menswear designer turned shoe maker (and lucky for us) our Fashion Journalism Guest Judge! In between a big move from NYC to Australia to get her shoe business up and running, Felicity took some time to share advice on how to write a strong piece of Fashion Journalism. Read on for the fashionista’s tips on different topics to explore, where to do research, and and how to use constructive criticism to improve your work.