22 June 2019
Food Media, Communication and Trends
This course focuses on the intersection between food and media. In recent years food has become a hot topic on TV, the internet, and printed media. Students learn through hands-on practice with different kinds of media, including digital video. This multi-faceted course gives students a solid foundation in understanding Italy’s unique media environment as well as the opportunity to utilize Rome (and Italy) as a living laboratory for producing a final portfolio of journalistic writings. Students also complete an original video research project (a documentary production) based on student interests. Guest lecturers include local and international journalists, writers and bloggers.
Credit Recommendation: 200-300 level food studies, media studies, advertising or related disciplines. Undergraduate and graduate students interested in food studies, sustainability, food production, food systems, marketing, nutrition, psychology, and related fields. Scholars, researchers, and professionals in food-related fields are encouraged to inquire.
The goal of this course is to enhance the students’ competence both on food and media and in the practical skills necessary to produce effective communication about food, wine and related topics.
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