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COM 382 Digital Publishing in Italy

COM 382 Digital Publishing in Italy

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Published by Aimée Knight
This course celebrates all the reasons why we pack our bags, get on a plane, hitch a ride, and explore beyond our backyards.
This course celebrates all the reasons why we pack our bags, get on a plane, hitch a ride, and explore beyond our backyards.

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Published by: Aimée Knight on Jun 12, 2013
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Department of Digital Media and Communication, Saint Joseph’s University To borrow a phrase from Fathom,a travel inspiration site 
 This course celebrates“all the reasons why we pack our bags, get on a plane, hitch a ride, andexplore beyond ourbackyards.”
Have you dreamt of being a NationalGeographic photographer? Ever wondered how travel writers get their start ? In this courseyou’ll learn to becomethe digital storyteller you   want to be. You’ll spend an unforgettable monthdiscovering Italy’s treasures; its people, art,architecture, history, culture, museums, walking tours (and, of course), local foods. Along the way, you’ll gain hands-on experience designing digital magazines which feature your discoveriesabroad. You’ll also learn how to connect with anaudience for your work through social media.
 Aimée Knight, PhD
 July - Summer - 2013COM 382 Digital Publishing Rome, Italy and onlocation
Course Objectives
Gain real-world content creation andproduction skills in text, image, and video whileacquiring practice in team work, creative problem solving, collaboration, brainstorming, communication, and project completionExplore how story and design elements wor within different types of digital publications(e.g., typography, images, layout, color, video)Examine the persuasive effects of story anddesign elements on different audiences andlearn how to analyze and justify designdecisionsSpeak with local content creators who aretaking the lead in the emerging field of digitalpublication
Course Texts
Walking Rome: The Best of the City - a Step by Step Guide 
by Katie Parla. National Geographic. (2012)Excepts from: T
elling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writer's Guide from the Neiman Foundation 
, Kramer and Call(2007),
The Magazine Writer's Handbook: For Writers Who Want to be Pros 
, Peterson and Kesselman-Turkel(2006),
, Scanlan ( 1999) Blackboard: variety of articles from New Yorker, The Atlantic, National Geographic, MeSweeney’s  Tutorials: Glossi, Issuu, iBooks Author, Zeen
, Joomag, Pages, InDesign
, BookCreator app (for iPad)
Course Itinerary
*subject to some last minute changes* 
 Jun 30 (Sun)
Depart Philadelphia at 6:15(USAir #718)
 Jul 1 (Mon)
 Arrive Rome @8:50am; check intoapartments at American University of Rome (AUR); welcome dinner@7:30pm
Capitoline Museum (Admission@9:30am)
 Jul 3 (Wed)
 Ara Pacis (  Admission @9:30am); Class AUR at @2:00; late afternoon walking  tour of Trastevere
 Jul 4 (Thu)
Colosseum (Admission @9:20am -saveticket); guest speaker/writer/residentfoodie Katie Parla AUR @2:00
 Jul 5 (Fri)
Roman Forum and Palatine HillColosseum ticket is valid for 48hrs/includes RomanForum; afternoon walking tour
 Jul 6 (Sat) Jul 7 (Sun) Jul 8 (Mon)
Individual conferences @9:00-12:00; Guest speaker Elizabeth Minchelli, author of Eat Rome/Eat Florence/Eat Venice apps AUR @ 2:00; Project 1
 Jul 9 (Tue) Jul 10 (Wed)
Bus departs AUR @8:30am; Pienza and Casali de Bibbiano tour and lunch; check inHotel Adler Cavalieri in Florence (3 nights)
 Jul 11 (Thu)
Breakfast at hotel; Accademia Gallery/Michelangelo’s David (Admission at@9:30am ); Bargello @11:30; optional afternoon: Gucci Museum
 Jul 12 (Fri)
Breakfast at hotel, walking tour of Florence and tasting + shopping with local guide
 Jul 13 (Sat)
Breakfast at hotel, tour of Santa Croce @9:30; depart Florence @11am; busexcursion to medieval town of Assissi - 2 hours free time;return to AUR 
 Jul 14 (Sun) Jul 15 (Mon)
Individual conferences @9:00-12:00
Project 2
due Jul 16 (Tue)
 Tour of Vatican Museums (Admission @9:15am)
 Jul 17 (Wed)
Class AUR at @2:00
Department of Digital Media and Communication, Saint Joseph’s University 
  B e n  v e n  u   t  o !
 Jul 18 (Thu)
 Cinecitta Studios- OutdoorSet tour (Admission @10:00am)
 Jul 19 (Fri)
Bus departs AUR @7:30 am toPompeii; 2 hour tour of Pompeii(10:00-12:00); continue to Sorrento
;check into hotel (2 nights)
 Jul 20 (Sat)
Breakfast at hotel; optional: Capri
 Jul 21 (Sun)
Breakfast at hotel; return to AUR 
Jul 22 (Mon)
Individual conferences @ 9:00-12:00
 Jul 23 (Tue)
Project 3
due Jul 24 (Wed)
Galleria Borghese @11:00am
 Jul 25 (Thu) Jul 26 (Fri) Jul 27 (Sat) Jul 28 (Sun)
Project 4
due Jul 29 (Mon)
Flight to Philadelphia USAir #719 departs @11:50am (arrives 3:50pm)
 Aug 5 (Mon)
Project 5
Department of Digital Media and Communication, Saint Joseph’s University 

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