Chiara Basso

Student, Writer, and Photographer in New York

Chiara Basso

Student, Writer, and Photographer in New York

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Chiara Basso is an experienced Italian journalist currently making the transition to public relations - She is a student in the MA Corporate Communications program at Baruch College.

During her ten years in journalism, Chiara had the opportunity to cover top economic and financial news, but also the most important events in politics, foreign affairs, lifestyle, and fashion, for high-end magazines and newspapers. In the six years since she moved from Italy to New York, she has been working as a freelance correspondent from the U.S. for many national media outlets in Italy, from the most traditional ones, like radio and newspapers, to TV networks and websites. She also became one of the official bloggers for the Italian coffee company Illy.

Thanks to this solid journalistic background, Chiara understands how the world of communications works, how to judge what is newsworthy, how to pitch a story, how to manage media relations and how to use social media to build a brand. She knows how to meet deadlines and how to work in a fast-paced environment while dealing with different projects at the same time. Moreover, being a freelancer in a competitive world like journalism taught her not only to win clients (media outlets) but also how to keep them by working in a professional, innovative, and entrepreneurial way.

Chiara is proficient in four languages - Italian, English, German and French.

  • Education
    • Baruch College
    • IULM University of Milan