University description (as per official university website)
First college of journalism in Brazil, Casper Libero College was established in 1947 as part of the testament of the lawyer, journalist and businessman Casper Libero. Subsequently, the institution has expanded its presence in the teaching of Media, also going to offer qualifications in Advertising, Public Relations, Radio and TV. The School Casper Libero also develops programs for graduate and masters level specialization, maintains an interdisciplinary center for research and promotes the achievement of free courses and university extension.
Maintained by Casper Libero Foundation and installed at the address that became a symbol of the city of São Paulo - Avenida Paulista, 900 - College Casper Libero is part of a complex communication made by TV Gazeta, Gazeta by AM and FM Radios site and the Sports Gazette Net
A major concern of the Faculty Casper Libero, throughout his more than sixty years of existence, is to make the technical training of students to be supplemented by an ethical and humanistic excellence - absolutely necessary for any activity in the world of communication. Thus, the College believes that the teaching-learning relationship should be an exciting experience, productive and enjoyable, which passes through the sieve of a sociocultural consistent basis.
Casper Libero College has established itself as an important partner of Brazilian media companies - offering them a good part of the talented professionals who pass through their classrooms. Adding the undergraduate and graduate, the institution today has about 3000 students who rely on the performance of 124 teachers and 84 employees.
Recognized in the academic and professional faculty at Casper Libero is proud to have received, in 2007, Luis Beltran Award in the category "exemplary institution", awarded by Intercom - Brazilian Society for Interdisciplinary Studies of Communication, and have obtained in 2009, the first placing in the Media Guide - The Best Colleges of Journalism in Brazil, according to the following parameters: faculty, teaching project, laboratory experience and student presence in the labor market.
The course of the School of Journalism Casper Libero has the educational performance of professionals with solid academic background and extensive experience in the market. The number of organs laboratory, supervised by teachers, students meet to practice the Laboratory of Web Journalism - exercised in the Faculty Portal itself -, the University Radio (whose programming is created and produced entirely by students), the house-organ The press, magazines Corners and Casper and the TV show Extra Edition, unique in its kind to be broadcast regularly on TV in the country stands out even the TV Journalism Workshop, held since 2003 in partnership with the U.S. Consulate.
The Master's Program College Casper Libero is focused on identifying and understanding the new meanings of communication in contemporary society, investigating the dynamics of technological advances, market professionals and the processes and products of the media, through the following research: "Processes media: Technology and Market "and" media products: Journalism & Entertainment. "
The Program of Postgraduate Sensu Lato College Casper Libero provides the expertise and training in the media area, or qualification for the exercise of superior teaching, through the following research fields: Theory and Practice of Communication ", Communication Journalism "," Marketing and Advertising Communication "and" Organizational Communication and Public Relations. "
Created in 2000, the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (CIP) of the Faculty Casper Libero offers four lines of research - Communication, Technology and Policy, Communication, Media and Messaging, Communication and Market "and" Informational Communication in Society " - around which teachers and students develop projects that lead to reflection on the social reality of the universe of communication. In order to disseminate the knowledge produced and expand academic exchanges, the School sponsors two scientific journals, magazines Libero and Communicare, whose editorial boards are comprised of PhD researchers from various Brazilian institutions.
The Library José Geraldo Vieira, Faculty of Casper Libero, began operations in 1948, one year after the inauguration of the School of Journalism. In June 2008, was the modernization of the collection management system, enabling access to services online. Installed in an area of 625 m², the Library has a collection of 48,000 books, 500 periodicals, 3,800 movies and several databases online and on CD-ROM, maintaining a Documentation and Research Centre where they are concentrated in the sector newspaper archive, the collection of audiovisual, a collection of historical newspapers and other rare materials.