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The Journalism and Multimedia Communication program is focused on journalism and media production, distribution, automated news-writing programs, algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, robot, machine learning, data analysis and data tools.

Classes will include the fundamental lighting techniques, video technology, video production, podcasts, multimedia communication, social media entrepreneurship with practice in each stage of the workflow, audio production, and more. Students will learn about emerging media trends, how they are affecting journalism, the larger social and cultural issues surrounding these technologies, and the impact for the future of media. Students will be trained in writing, copy editing, investigative reporting, feature and magazine writing, page design and given a solid background in the history of journalism and the ethics and values of the profession. Issues of gender, ethnicity, cultures will be discussed toward a fair and non-discriminatory approach.

Courses and Laboratories aim to give competences in Hindenburg Audio Editing, GitHub, HTML, CSS and JavaScript, Databases and SQL, Python, R, Advanced spreadsheet techniques, Twitter API, Adobe Photoshop, WordPress CMS, Social-media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and new trend of Social Networks.

Students will have the opportunity to be involved in international internships within a network of professionals and experts in the field. Our students will also enjoy the historical Luiss campus in central Rome and its amenities while joining students and researchers at Datalab, European Digital Media Observatory, Luiss-Google Media project and other media labs.

The one year Master program prepares international students become professional journalists and experts in multimedia communication.

In a time where data is everywhere, the Master aims at training students with the know-how to tell stories using data. Through the years, the use of data has increased along with the production and dissemination of information. Data is now used to tell a story or is the basis on which a story is created. Data journalism is the merging point of different fields from investigative research and visualization to fact-checking and programming. On top of that the capacity to identify, collect, verify and analyze data from institutional or reliable sources is at the basis of any job in the information society. Data journalism also entails a prior processing of the information by Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence algorithms, to capitalize on human-machine complementarities.

Digital technologies are profoundly changing the way of working, doing business and the way people communicate with each other in terms of digital communication, social media interaction, e-commerce, and digital enterprises.

The Master will produce and disseminates research about the changing contexts — legal, economic, technological, social, ESG — in which journalism takes place, aiming to shape the future of the profession and to train future leaders. As a growing field propelled by the advancement of new technologies and online media, it is becoming essential to guide students to the future of journalism and communication and be in line with the market demand. The new professionals must be able to provide qualitative contents delivered via television, websites, mobile devices and through the social media. Digital communicators and journalists will benefit from knowledges in multimedia design, graphic, data visualization, storytelling, data, artificial intelligence tools. Due to the competitive nature of the industry, employers look positively on candidates with a master in this field of expertise that provides the latest competences and knowledge about the new tools such as: Artificial intelligence tools, Reporting and News writing and Multimedia Storytelling, Social media intelligence, Awareness of current media technologies, Excellent timekeeping and commitment to meeting deadlines, Multimedia techniques: podcast, website, radio, television, digital contents, photography, Data scraping, data analysis, data visualization, Mature and appropriate written voice, Corporate communication, Ambition to find fresh and interesting takes on events and stories.


When: October 1st  2024 –   June 30th 2025

Where: Rome, Luiss University Campus

Fulltime: Monday-Friday (on campus and online)

One year program: 1500 hours & 60 Credits


The tuition fee is € 15,000. Payment is made in three instalments. Tuition includes materials and access to all Luiss facilities.


Luiss School of Journalism offers different scholarships, reduction and early bird discounts.

3 partial scholarships (covering up to 5.000€). The scholarships will be granted based on merit. All candidates will be considered for this award. Candidates will be assessed on:

  • Academic track record (final grade, GPA);
  • English proficiency;
  • Proven expertise or personal acknowledgement;
  • Certifications;
  • International experience.


  • 10% fee reduction for participants who have already attended a Luiss program or are Luiss graduates;
  • 15% fee reduction for companies (or VAT holder) that enroll one employee;
  • 15% Early Bird fee reduction for all participants that enroll before June 30th, 2024.
  • 10% Early Bird fee reduction for all participants that enroll before July 31st, 2024.


All candidates can independently:

  • seek funding from their current or future employer;
  • apply for external scholarships.


Available within Luiss School of Journalism network after the end of the program (June 30th 2025)


Students are selected based on following criteria:

  • Academic merit: the quality and coherence of the university career and CV;
  • International experience: demonstrable orientation towards international career;
  • Motivation:  reasons of why and how this program promotes personal and professional aspirations.

Applicants are required to upload the following documents on the online form:

  • CV;
  • Motivational letter;
  • University transcript (certificato di laurea con lista degli esami);
  • Certificate of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS or other official language institute);
  • Copy of national identity card or passport.

For more info:



Media Communications and Journalism: History, theory, and criticism – Gianni Riotta and Filiberto Brozzetti 2 12
Data Analysis and Reporting – Marc Hansen 2 12
Algorithms, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence – Giuseppe Italiano 2 12
Self-Branding Business Fundamentals, and Entrepreneurial Journalism – Jeremy Caplan and Emanuele Bevilacqua 2 12
Brand Narrative, Media Company and Corporate communication – David Gallagher and Adriano Dossi 2 12
Reporting and News Writing – Alberto Flores D’Arcais, Francesca Paci and Steven Erlanger 2 12
Art of Communication and Public Speaking – Sree Sreenivasan 2 14
Digital Journalism: Writing and multimedia Storytelling – Marianna Bruschi and Linda Bernstein 2 14
Advertising (SEO, SEM, Digital Marketing strategy in Journalism) – Gian Marco Passerini 2 14
Broadcasting, Radio, Podcast and Writing – Edoardo Buffoni 2 14
Design For Communicators (Multimedia Storytelling, Data Visualization Design Animation, Visual Craft) – Francesco Pupillo 2 14
Data Scraping; Data collection and analysis from social networks – Colin Porlezza 1 7
Journalist and war, reporting under fire – Stefania Battistini 6
Journalism: a global perspective – Bill Emmott 6
TOTAL 23 161


Media Law, Ethic of Journalism and Communication – Francesco Salate 2 12
Data Analytics and Digital Transformation – Livia De Giovanni 2 12
Sustainability and climate change – Nicolas Lozito 1 6
Complex Systems: From the square to the web – Lorenzo Federico 1 6
Mass Media and Politics – Maurizio Flores D’Arcais and Şeyda Canepa 1 6
Business and Financial News – Chiara Albanese and Francesco Guerrera 1 6
1) International Relations – Jessica Cupellini
2) European Journalism: Valus, Tradition, gouvernance – Eric Jozsef
1 6
1) Food and Wine, From Five Stars restaurants to People’s Home: the most ancient Culture of Communication – Eleonora Cozzella
2) Arts and Culture: How to Cover Ideas and Masterpieces – Alessandra Mauro 
1 6
1) Covering International and Organized Crime Cartels – Carlo Bonini
2) Investigative Journalism: methods, history, research, technological tools and strategy – Carlo Bonini
1 6
1) Gender Studies, Identity, LGBT – Emiliana De Blasio
2) Religion, Faith, Rituals: The Art of Reporting on Beliefs and Traditions – Antonio Monda
1 6
Interaction Design and Graphic Design – Adriano Attus 2 14
Digital Processing and Analysis of Video – Claudio Lavanga  2 14
Social and Digital Media, social media and Content Strategy, Blogging and Online Information – Alessandra Spada and Sree Sreenivasan 2 14
Multimedia Journalism and business model for digital information – Davide Ghiglione and Linda Bernstein 2 14
Radio, Podcast, Broadcasting and digital writing 2 14
Narratives of Disinformation Campaigns – Federica Urzo and Andrea Nicolai 1 7
TOTAL 23 149



Marc Hansen, Columbia University

Sree Sreenivasan, Stony Brook University

Steven Erlanger, The New York Times

Joyce Zablit, France Press

Linda Bernstein, SMWKND

Ben Scott, Luminate

Bill Emmott, former editor-in-chief of The Economist

Jeremy Caplan, Cuny University

Francesca Paci, La Stampa

Emiliana De Blasio, Luiss University

Francesco Guerrera, Reuters

David Gallagher, Next Practices Group

Claudio Lavanga, NBC News

Eleonora Cozzella, La Repubblica

Davide Ghiglione, BBC News

Eric Jozsef, Libération

Paolo Cesarini, European Digital Media Observatory

Ĺžeyda Canepa, NTV

Adriano Dossi, Comin & Partners

Alberto Flores D’Arcais, Luiss University

Alessandra Mauro, Contrasto – Projects for photography

Alessandra Spada, Catchy

Andrea Nicolai, T6 Ecosystems

Antonio Monda, La Repubblica

Carlo Bonini, La Repubblica

Chiara Albanese, Bloomberg News

Colin Porlezza, University of Lugano

Edoardo Buffoni, Radio Capital

Emanuele Bevilacqua, We Inform

Federica Urzo, Luiss Data Lab

Filiberto Brozzetti, Luiss University

Francesco Pupillo, Catchy

Francesco Salate, Luiss University

Gian Marco Passerini, Luiss Data Lab

Gianni Riotta, Luiss University

Giuseppe Italiano, Luiss University

Jessica Cupellini, Stratcom

Livia De Giovanni, Luiss University

Lorenzo Federico, Luiss Data Lab

Marianna Bruschi, SkyTG24

Maurizio Flores D’Arcais, Luiss University

Nicolas Lozito, La Stampa

Stefania Battistini, TG1 correspondent