Professional outlets

Writers, journalists, and communication professionals operate in the following work contexts:
-editorial work in newspapers, radio, television, web and social media; - writing interviews, surveys, reports related to the various fields of information news, politics and current affairs, customs, culture, art and entertainment disciplines, sports information, scientific and environmental information; - proofreading and editorial editing of texts; - production of essays and original texts of an informative and popular nature, preparation of information maps (data journalism); - creation and management of electronic databases for the recovery, preservation and use of information assets; - creation and management of blogs and social networks. Competences associated with the function:
- skills for selecting, managing and organising news; - writing skills in relation to different time and space standards; - skills for planning, organising and producing interviews, investigations and reports.
- ability to distinguish and use language appropriate to the context (information, communication, literature, non-fiction, entertainment) and the target audience; - in-depth knowledge of grammar rules and general editorial conventions for proofreading and editing texts.
- skills in researching and verifying sources, data, materials, news and images; - skills in organising and managing electronic databases; - skills in managing and administering blog sites and social networks. Employment opportunities:
- Specialists in public relations, image and assimilated professions for institutions, companies, public and private entities; - Professionals in press office management for institutions, companies, public and private entities; - Writers and poets; - Professionals in traditional and digital publishing, for publishing houses, publishing agencies, production houses; - Text and video editors in journalism, for print, online, radio and television media and news organisations.
Professionals in publishing, advertising and library and archive management function in a working context:
- drafting of traditional and digital publishing; - proofreading and editorial editing of texts; - research of data and reference sources; - organisation and management of databases; - perusal, evaluation and indexing of publications; - evaluation of usability and accessibility of websites; - organisation of institutional web archives; - production of texts for communication and advertising. Skills associated with the role:
- ability to produce (information), textual and audio-video content, and ability to publish and disseminate it via social networks; - ability to critically read and evaluate essays and literary texts; - in-depth knowledge of grammatical rules and general editorial conventions for revising and editing texts; - skills and abilities in researching, verifying and evaluating sources, data, materials, news and images; - skills and abilities in organising, managing and maintaining electronic databases - skills in bibliographical description of individual articles contained in periodicals, conceptual analysis of a document and enunciation of its constituent subjects; - skills in analysis and organisation of archives and databases to facilitate content search; - critical skills in analysis and evaluation of the authenticity and reliability of web sites and documents; - knowledge of techniques and development of creative skills in the field of communication and advertising. Employment opportunities:
- Professionals in traditional and digital publishing for publishing houses, publishing agencies, production companies; - Editors of technical and specialised texts in the field of information, communication and entertainment; - Authors and content managers of websites for information and entertainment for institutions, companies public and private subjects; - Technicians and/or creative designers of advertising texts for advertising and communication agencies, or for companies and public and private subjects; - Librarians for public and private institutions; - Archivists for public and private institutions.

Communication skills

At the end of the second-cycle degree course, graduates will have explored, through theoretical study and socio-historical analysis of the media the panorama of communication processes, from the interpersonal to the social and political level, and will have attained the ability to communicate clearly and write concisely on the main issues of modern and contemporary politics, through the analysis of the thought of the main authors who have contributed to shaping ancient, modern and contemporary Western political thought. They will be able to design texts, including multimedia and hypertextual texts, in relation to a critical understanding of the specificity of the target audience; they will also have acquired skills for the design and realisation of products for specialised and periodical information, both traditional and innovative.
This knowledge will be acquired and supported by means of targeted teaching interventions: lectures, seminars, traineeships at radio and television studios and newspapers, by attending multimedia workshops, by the simulated production of television formats and by the production of online and printed newspapers, and will be verified by means of oral examinations accompanied by independent writing assignments of various kinds.
Communication skills in all their various forms, written, oral and non-verbal, are constantly tested during the course of study, which includes written and oral examinations. The final examination also enables more complex argumentative expression to be ascertained in written form. Internships are also a further important means of testing these skills.