Monday, November 17, 2014

Cuban journalists, professors to visit U.S.

Raúl Garcés Corra. Photo: Mesa Redonda
Nine Cuban journalists and scholars plan to visit California State University, Fullerton, for 10 days starting on Dec. 3.
The visitors plan to get a first-hand look at digital journalism. They'll talk to American journalists and professors. They'll examine the rise of social media in journalism. Some will even do some reporting, a Cal-State source says.
Cal-State scholars, for their part, are interested in assessing changes in Cuban journalism, among other things.
The December visit is a first step toward a full-scale university exchange.
The visitors include:

Cristina Escobar Dominguez
  • Raúl Garcés Corra, dean of faculty of communication at the University of Havana.
  • Deborah Torres Ponjuán, vice dean for information technology and development at the University of Havana.
  • Beatriz Pérez Alonso, a University of Havana communication professor and former chief editor of Cubahora digital magazine.
  • Maribel Acosta Damas, head of the journalism department at the University of Havana.
  • Miguel Ernesto Gomez Masjuan, a journalist, blogger, screenwriter and faculty member at the University of Havana.
  • Liliam Marrero Santana, a professor in the New Technologies Department at the José Martí International Institute of Journalism.
  • Fidel A. Rodríguez Fernández, also a professor in the New Technologies Department at the José Martí International Institute of Journalism.
  • Sergio Alejandro Gomez, international editor of Granma newspaper.
  • Cristina Escobar Dominguez, a reporter, commentator and broadcaster who anchors a talk show about journalism in Cuba.


Moses said...

I hope this trip is really what it purports to be. Cuban journalism is an oxymoron. Official Cuban journalists, that is too say, journalists who work for the regime are merely mouthpieces who deliver messages scrubbed by the regime to protect and advance the regime. Non-official or independent journalists, not included in this trip, live in the shadows, unable to publish their message for island consumption. There are no Woodwards and Bernsteins in Cuba. No journalists are lawfully protected to publish information that the regime believes would reflect badly on the Castros and their oligarchy. I hope these visiting journalists get a taste of real journalism during their stay in the US and return to Cuba with a fresh perspective and maybe a fresh desire to practice their trade as it should be practiced.

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