Course presentation

The second-cycle degree course in Journalism, Publishing Culture and Multimedia Communication of the LM/19 class (Information and Editorial Systems) is designed to offer students the opportunity to acquire the critical tools and develop the knowledge and skills necessary to work in all areas of information, publishing and communication, combining solid cultural foundations of a sociological, historical-political, anthropological, literary and artistic nature with in-depth knowledge of the techniques and methodologies of the information system and skills useful for the conception and design of multimedia products and for the managerial and organisational needs of journalistic, publishing and communication companies and agencies. Starting from a.y. 2019-20, the course has three different curricula: the first one, 'Journalism and Publishing Culture', aims to initiate you in particular into the field of digital and printed information and the world of publishing; the second one, 'Journalism and Multimedia Communication', aims to address in particular the new professions related to information and communication through television, the web and social networks, and video games. The third 'Journalism and Environmental Communication' aims to train specialised figures in critical and cultural terms on the emerging themes of ecology and sustainability in the various fields of information, and institutional, social and corporate communication. These skills are obtained through professionalising course units (Theory and Techniques of Journalistic Language, Editorial and Advertising Graphics, Web Communication and Data Journalism, Humanistic Information Technology, Management for Publishing, Technical English for Journalists and Communicators; Social Media, News and Advertising Communication; Languages of Journalism; Video Games, Gamification and New Cultural Media; Photojournalism, Environmental Communication), but also by placing this knowledge in a broader and culturally articulated framework, which aims to develop skills in artistic and aesthetic criticism, music, theatre, cinema and television. The acquisition of a specific mastery of journalistic, media and editorial techniques and tools is thus supported and complemented on the one hand by the attainment of the necessary knowledge of communication in general and the indispensable writing skills, also linked to a conscious reference to the various literary traditions and types of non-fiction, and on the other hand by the acquisition of a critical knowledge of the historical, artistic, political, ecological, anthropological and social roots that combine to form the reference horizon of contemporary culture. To complete and enrich the curriculum, conferences, meetings and debates are organised every year with personalities from the worlds of journalism, politics, culture and publishing, as well as with experts in the field of communication from private companies and public bodies. An important part of the course units is also offered - in addition to the traditional mode - in blended mode.