Established in 2011, the Master's course in Digital Science Journalism is a one-year course for those who wish to achieve professional high-level, theoretical and practical expertise in the field of science communication on the new media.
This Master's course provides good knowledge of the specific language use and technical skills in media production. It also enables students to acquire a deep understanding in advanced science topics of wide scope, and of crucial importance in the view of the general public and the media.
After completing this course, graduates will become skilled professionals and will be able to use their expertise in several fields: multimedia editorial offices, new media industry, public relations and press offices of research centres, communication departments in research and development businesses, project studies for multimedia products and websites.
The course provides a multidisciplinary, job oriented curriculum. Among the teaching staff and the members of the scientific council we can mention: Luca De Biase (working for the Italian national daily business newspaper 'Il Sole 24 ORE'), Federico Ferrazza (WIRED Italia), Brian Trench (Dublin City University e PCST), Elisabetta Tola (Formicablu), Letizia Gabaglio (Galileo).
In this one-year Master's course students will be required to attend lectures and develop a project which will be part of the final exam. A compulsory traineeship in scientific institutions, companies or agencies will also be included in the curriculum.
Lectures are arranged in ten modules, from January to June, reaching a total of over 400 tuition hours. Each module runs for two weeks.
In the first week students are expected to attend lectures organised over four days in thematic areas. In the second week's session students work over three days on the conception, production and publication of written articles, audio and video podcasts, graphic visualisation, and data and information analysis of an online newspaper.
After the tuition period, participants in the Master's course will be required to complete a traineeship in editorial offices, research institutes, companies and communication agencies in order to complete their training and to experience direct contact with the working environment.
Lectures, workshops, practice and traineeships in companies and institutions will be enhanced by the added value of internationality. Lecturers from the best-known centres, institutions and schools of Scientific Journalism in Europe and worldwide are involved in this Master's course. Students will also have the chance to attend traineeships abroad, thanks to our collaboration with international partners.
Admission to this Master's course is open to applicants who hold a Bachelor's degree or any higher academic degree.
To apply for enrolment or for further information, please visit the following website: http://mgsd.sissa.it/
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