from the trenches to the catwalk

Thanks to David Randall for speaking to us last night. He demonstrated interview techniques, rated and slated the writing styles of the national press, and performed journo standup (which we hereby declare as a genre).

Next week’s event is quite different – a viewing and chat about a documentary on the fashion publishing industry, directed by R.J. Cutler who also produced The War Room, a doc about Bill Clinton’s 1993 presidential campaign. Come prepared to debate questions like: Is fashion relevant to modern life? How is fashion publishing like and unlike other consumer publishing, for example gadget and games publishing? Is creativity a property of individuals or teams, and where is it located at Vogue? When is management functional and when is it sheerly the play of power? What does a magazine issue cycle have in common with a presidential campaign? How did the team make a documentary film of a workplace process stretching over weeks and months? If you’re reading this, please join us and tell your friends.

Tuesday, September 17, 5 pm (ish) to 7:30 pm, Lecture Theatre 3, Arts Building.
Carol Brown who is head of the Division of Art & Design and is building our first BA (Hons) Fashion course will be our discussant.

Here is a nice pdf of the blurry jpeg below:

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starting fall with a bang


UCS Journalism Seminar presents:

Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Robards
The true story of the reporters who “followed the money” to the White House

Tuesday 3 September, 5 pm (ish) – 7:30 pm / Lecture Theatre 3 (East Building)

The thing that never fails to amaze me whenever I watch All The President’s Men, and I’ve seen it several times now, is the way it manages to be a thriller without really being a thriller … throughout the majority of its running time, there is an air of tension and feeling of danger running through it that you don’t really shake off until the very last reel – even more remarkable in that we all know how this story ends! – Steve Grzesiak,

Also coming up:

How to Be a Great Journalist – and Why Most Journalists Are Not, a lecture by DAVID RANDALL, longtime editor and newswriter at The Independent on Sunday and other papers, author of The Universal Journalist
Wednesday, 11 September, 5 pm (ish) / Waterfront Lecture Theatre 2

Documentary on the preparation of Vogue’s September 2007 number. With Carol Brown, head of the School of Arts and former head of the fashion programme at University of Lincoln.
Tuesday, 17 September, 5 pm (ish) – 7:30 pm / Lecture Theatre 3 (East Building)

“… watching Coddington play yin to Wintour’s yang proves lively and instructive. All lasting magazines, including this one, reflect the battle between church and state, edit and advertising, art and commerce.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

For more information:

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