Music Journalism & Criticism

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Music Journalism & Criticism

Spring 2019

Taught By: Lara Pellegrinelli

Section: A

CRN: 7168

Credits: 4

Within journalism, the arts constitute a relatively small subfield. This course relies on accepted principles of reporting (as outlined in materials such as The Associated Press Handbook), yet the arts – and music in particular – have their own unique set of issues and concerns. The class examines the current role of music coverage in the mainstream media, specifically asking some practical questions: What kinds of coverage are available to musicians today, whether in newspapers, magazines, and online media, or on the radio and TV? What makes “news” and how are editorial decisions made behind the scenes regarding the placement of music coverage? Students will familiarize themselves with a broad range of sources, reading not only for content, but with a critical eye. We will analyze what it takes to produce insightful commentary on artistic achievements and engage audiences in larger dialogues about the broader American and even global culture. We will also consider how our own identities (including race, gender, and social class) inform our perceptions and interactions with others. Writing assignments will include reviews of recordings, live reviews, musician profiles, blog posts, and think pieces.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:46pm 6/26/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 11:55am - 1:35pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 601

Date Range: 1/23/2019 - 5/13/2019