have always had an interest in how society is influenced over a period of time.
Journalism plays a significant role in shaping the opinions of people. The way
in which words are manifested in the pages of magazines, newspapers, and on the
screens of our devices have the power to conform society, from what we believe
in to the clothes we wear.
interest in journalism began while taking classes at John Casablanca, a
modeling and career center that offered educational classes for people looking
to improve self- image and learn about the entertainment business. In addition
to attending classes, we were required to work on weekly assignments to bring
in for review during our next class session. For one of our assignments, we
were asked to go home and create a portfolio out of clippings from a magazine
of women that epitomized different styles of fashion. The array of magazines
aesthetically lined on the shelf in the magazine aisle. Women glossed on every
cover of Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and Elle wearing the latest trends in fashion. I
realized fashion is more than just a piece of garment; it is influenced by
lifestyle, culture and societal changes. It has the ability to capture the
voice of a movement or a generation. Magazine journalism is about immersing
yourself in array of topics and stories that are influenced by culture and
society and vice versa. It is the mouthpiece to the industry that sums up culture
and societal changes over a period of time through clothing. My undergraduate
experiences paired with my love for writing have fueled my desire to pursue a
career in journalism with the goal to write on trends and social issues within
the fashion and entertainment industry.