El País-UAM (Autonomous University of Madrid) School of Journalism Foundation is a non-profit body established in January 1986 as a result of a strategic cooperation agreement between PRISA and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid to provide journalism training to graduates from any field. To this end, the foundation established its Masters in Journalism, a graduate degree granted by the UAM. Over time, the school has greatly expanded the scope of its activities – organizing symposia, conferences and workshops – and has now become an incubator of journalism that is at the forefront of new technology.
Since its foundation, the school, as part of its commitment to society, has contributed to the training of more than 1,000 professional journalists, who can in turn contribute to strengthening civil society and democracy.
Santillana and Madrid’s Universidad Complutense offer this Masters in Publishing, with the aim of sharing knowledge gleaned from Santillana’s long publishing experience, so as to enable university graduates access to the publishing world and to offer professionals the necessary training to advance their professional careers.
The academic team consists of professionals from Santillana and other companies and institutions related to the publishing sector as well as the world of culture, and teachers from Madrid’s Universidad Complutense
The Masters takes students through the entire publishing process, from the creation of a publishing company to marketing a book (editorial plan, economic feasibility, catalog, contracts, ...), concluding with the production of a book. The program includes internships at one of the collaborating publishing houses. In addition, students have access to a job bank featuring the most prestigious companies and institutions involved in the sector.
This masters is offered by Santillana and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and aims to meet the demand for a new breed of cultural managers, trained with rigorous business management tools and prepared for positions of responsibility, both in the private sector of cultural industries as well as in the different areas operated by non-profit organizations, professional cultural associations, rights management bodies and public administrations. In short, institutions which all require highly qualified managers who are eager to meet the new challenges facing culture.
The program is the only cultural management Masters in Spain with a specific core of business training. There are course modules on financial and economic management, business administration and human resources, as well as a real link with the professional world, which trains students to work in both public and private institutions, to develop a business plan or cultural project that allows them to work independently.
This Masters is organized by the Jesús de Polanco Chair for Ibero-American Studies at the UAM and the Santillana Foundation, and brings together leading experts in Law, Political Science, Economics, History and Philosophy. It sees research as the best way for professional specialization, and provides an ideal training for finding work in public and private organizations that champion national and international human rights, as well as law firms with specialized departments that defend fundamental rights against governments and national and international jurisdictions.
It prepares graduates for work in international consultancies on human rights or development cooperation bodies, and for jobs in public administration or for careers in public affairs. This Masters degree is awarded by the Faculty of Law of the UAM.