Strengthens journalism career training of professionals in Camagüey

Strengthens journalism career training of professionals in Camagüey
Strengthens journalism career training of professionals in Camagüey

Camagüey, May 4.- During the last decades, the Bachelor’s degree in Journalism has been characterized by institutional development throughout the country, because it is a bridge and system in the production and socialization of content, in the construction of meaning social, politics, democracy, and its institutions.

With the aim of training journalists who serve society through current information, questioning the way in which power is exercised, democratic debate and contribution to the political, economic, social and cultural development of the nation, the The faculty of this career at the University of Camagüey guarantees in its study plan the preparation of competent professionals for this sector.

The master of sciences Karla Gómez González, head of the Department of Journalism and Social Communication at the University of Camagüey, explained that currently, to opt for this career at any Cuban university, students must, first of all, take the pre-university course, and obtain from 90 points in the subjects of Political Culture, History and Spanish-Literature.

Gómez González reported that due to changes in the access route to the degree, currently the only source of income is through the University College.

“In this case, once the students finish the eleventh grade, they take the Journalism aptitude test and when they pass it, they join the twelfth grade at the university. There they then receive the training subjects of the last year of pre-university and some actions associated with what they will later receive during their training as journalists or journalism students are inserted. In the second period, the final exams close as they begin to receive a preparatory course that is an approach, a familiarization with contents and subjects that journalism students need to be able to perform well during their four-year degree. ”he explained.

In this sense, the member of the program’s board of directors added that as a novelty, starting with this course, the requirement was incorporated that all students, female and male, who opt for the Journalism career and enter the University College, must pass Active Military Service once they finish College, and after that year, they join the university center.

This degree is studied over four years, divided into eight semesters, according to Plan E, approved in 2017, and has a number of disciplines that group together subjects for the comprehensive training of the journalist of these times.

“We teach disciplines such as Hypermedia Journalism, Audiovisual Journalism, which include subjects associated with radio and television; Audiovisual Production Workshop, and other optional ones such as Editing of Journalistic Texts, Editing on Radio and Television, subjects that are focused on giving students the tools to develop skills or competencies in the different media,” said Gómez. Gonzalez.

Regarding the labor internship process, the head of the Department said that the program maintains excellent links with the media and info-communicative institutions of the territory that apply as teaching units, among which are TV Camagüey, the newspaper Adelante, Radio Cadena Agramonte, the Association of Social Communicators, the Office of the City Historian, the Union of Journalists of Cuba, among others that collaborate with the development of educational activities.

Started at the University of Camagüey in 2006, the Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism has a faculty of excellence, endorsed scientific production and pre- and postgraduate actions that demonstrate participation in national and international events. It has also stood out since 2011 with the graduation of more than 150 press professionals from the territory and from surrounding provinces such as Las Tunas and Ciego de Ávila. (Text and photo: Alexis Peña Hernández/ Journalism Student)

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