Tracey Eaton (alongthemalecon.com)
HAVANA TIMES — 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:
- 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.