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Rosario Pipolo (Naples, 1973) is an Italian journalist, blogger and social media specialist.
STUDIES – He graduated with honors in Foreign Languages and Literatures from Federico II University of Naples with a thesis on cdrom and specialized in Web Communication at IED Milan.
CURRENT POSITION – He works at External Communications of Europ Assistance Italy (Generali Group) on digital communication, community and social media. He blogs as “L’ambulante” on indipendent Italian online newspaper Linkiesta.it.
FROM PAPER TO DIGITAL – From 1994 to 2001 he wrote about culture and entertainment working for italian newspapers (Il Golfo, Il Tempo, Il Giornale), television (Eutelsat, Tele +, Videomusic) radio (FM Quintarete), as guest on foreign press (Le Corse-Matin) and collecting more than 300 interviews such as Dustin Hoffman, B.B. King, Robert Altman, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Emir Kusturica, Whoopi Gooldberg, Jack Nicholson, Annie Lennox, Bob Geldof, John Turturro, Charles Aznavour, Juliette Greco, Mariza, Gilberto Gil. He developed and realized audiovisual products.
Moved to Milan in 2002, he was editor of online and offline contents for Lavazza, Mediadigit, Sole 24 Ore, De Agostini and Fininternet. Consultant in business education (Communication and Safety) for client companies as Selfin-IBM, T-Systems, Ball-ENEL, Nestle, BNL, Campari, E-Biscom, AGFA, Del Monte, from 2006 to 2011 he was managing director of the web magazine Milanodabere.it, during the start-up beginning of editorial reference for Italian entertainment on the Internet.
CINEMA – In the 90s he was President of CinemAvvenire panel(Anica Flash Award) at the Venice Film Festival directed by Gillo Pontecorvo and creator of the project Fellini 2000 in collaboration with Mediaset and Fellini Foundation in memory of Italian director Federico Fellini
RESEARCH AND TEACHING AT UNIVERSITY – From 1999 to 2002 he lectured at the Department of Theory and Techniques of Mass Communications of the Faculty of Sociology, University “Federico II” of Naples. He took part in research projects “Management of communication in crisis situation” (CE.MI.SS, Ministry of Defense, 2000); Eureka (Leonardo 2000); Agapè (Leonardo, Campania Region, 2001) and the organization of the conference “Communications, crisis, media and society” (2001). His scientific contribution on the special issue of the journal “North & South” (ESI, 2000), edited by Rossella Savarese.
PUBLICATIONS – He published the essay about Pinter “Harold Pinter sceneggiatore per Losey tra letteratura, cinema e multimedialità (EDISU, Naples 1999); the novel L’ultima neve alla masseria (Edizioni Demian, Teramo 2012), presented at Crypt Gallery in London, Instituto Andaluz de la Juventud in Granada, Malzfabrik in Berlin and Design Week 2015 in Milan; the eBook 40 storie di un giornalista travestito da blogger con i lacci sciolti (Amazon self-publishing, 2014) about his life as a blogger.
The Archive – His private archive collects more than 8,000 pieces among music albums, books, movies, comics and rarities, most of them from his 20 years working on theatre, music and cinema.