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Florence Hip Hop magazine

Jun 12, 2016   //   by Andy Ciofalo   //   Florence, Italy  //  No Comments
Andy Ciofalo (ieiMedia Founder and President) is professor emeritus of communication/ journalism at Loyola College Maryland, where he arrived in 1983 to found what is now The Communication Department.

dancing“Hip Hop Meets the Renaissance” magazine was produced by students in ieiMedia’s study abroad program in Florence, Italy in the summer of 2015. The program included students from Winston-Salem State University, North Carolina Central University, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, and the University of Maryland, College Park.

The magazine features articles and pictures about Hip Hop’s expression in Florence, including an original theatrical production written and produced by students.

Students in the project included Jonathan Able, Taylor A. Bishop, Shannon Clash, Courtney Herring, Jaquel Horne, Diyana Celeste Howell, Veniscia Jones, Devin M. Laws, Dysheada Reid, Katrina Q. Robinson, Sabrina P. Robinson, Sheldon Mba, Ashton Jefferson, Destini Mewborn, Daja Middleton, Lewis Amir Miller, Charleston Parham, Saundrina Smith, Chelsey Wiggins, and Brandi McMcIver.

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Hip Hop Performance and Multimedia Journalism in Florence

Nov 17, 2014   //   by Arielle Emmett   //   Florence, Italy, Multiplatform Journalism, Study Abroad  //  No Comments
Arrielle Emmett is a visiting assistant professor and researcher in graduate journalism and transnational education at the University of Hong Kong Journalism and Media Studies Centre. She is a published newspaper and magazine feature writer with credits in Newsweek, The New York Times, Boston Globe, Saturday Review, The American Journalism Review, MIT Technology Review, Visual Communication Quarterly, OMNI, Detroit Free Press, Philadelphia Inquirer, Caixin (Beijing), and Wall Street Journal Market Watch.

ieiMedia's Hip Hop in Florence ProgramWhat happens when American Hip Hop fuses with the vibrant nightlife of Florence, Italy? You get an international vibe, a celebration of black music, dance, and street poetry reborn in Tuscany’s premier city for culture and art.

Hip Hop adds a new vernacular to ieiMedia’s study abroad program. Under the guidance of award-winning journalism and theatre faculty from Winston Salem State, North Carolina Central, and Florida A&M, students will have a dual opportunity this summer to perform hip hop while studying and producing multimedia stories about it in text, video, photography, broadcast, and sound.

Students will learn the story-telling skills of foreign correspondents. And they will wander the piazzas, cobblestone streets, boutiques, and galleries of a city that has more astonishing architecture and art per square meter than any other in the world.

This unique study tour will balance intensive multimedia practice in a specialty track of a student’s choice (print, broadcast, photography and publication design, or video) with free time to research, perform, and savor this magnet of Renaissance culture.

Climb the red-roofed Duomo designed by architect Filippo Brunelleschi, then join us for an excursion to the hilly, sun-drenched vineyards of Tuscany for wine and food tastings. Study Michelangelo’s magnificent statue of David in the Galleria dell’Accademia. Wander to the Piazza della Signoria after a rainstorm, and visit the Uffizi Gallery guarded by Perseus and the Gorgon.

At dusk, take in the nightlife of Florence’s vibrant clubs and dance and report your heart away.

The program–including accommodation, travel insurance, welcome and farewell dinners, program activities and cultural events–costs $4,995 plus airfare. For more details, see our full course description.

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The stories that lie within these hills are fascinating. The people that walk these streets are inspiring. Having the privilege to hear and tell those stories for the past month was an experience like no other.
by Christina Botticchio, Ryerson University, Urbino Project 2015