Publishing, Publicity and Cultural Journalism

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Publishing, Publicity and Cultural Journalism

  • Host University

    Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

  • Location

    Milan, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Italian Culture, Journalism

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Careers in publishing, journalism and publicity have always attracted people with talent and energy. Those with a love of literature and language, a respect for the written word, an inquiring mind, and a healthy imagination are naturally drawn to an industry that creates, informs, and entertains. For many, publishing or journalism is more than a business; it is a vocation that constantly challenges and continuously educates. For people who have always worked on school publications, spent hours browsing in bookstores, or who have subscribed to too many magazines, choosing a course like this one is a logical means to combine personal and professional interests.This course provides an introduction to some aspects of book publishing, to journalism and publicity. Students will learn the fundamentals of editorial acquisitions and editing, the importance of publicity and how cultural journalists usually work on books. Students will be required to think like publishers and to work as publicists seeking creative marketing and press strategies to stay ahead of the curve for consumers' time and attention.

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