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Graduation Ceremony Marks Completion of Introductory Journalism Course
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 26 aspiring journalists celebrated their completion of an introductory journalism course with a simple graduation ceremony, held at the US Interests Section (USINT). The course provides an introduction to the principals of journalism, including ethics and basic journalistic standards, methods of reporting for different media, and the use of different sources of information.
Content for the 20-week course is delivered remotely by the International Media Center (IMC) at Florida International University (FIU). Modules cover radio broadcasting, community reporting, and edition of articles, with input from renowned professors from the USA as well as from Argentina, Spain and Costa Rica. The course provides aspiring journalists with the foundations for reporting, and challenges them to seek new audiences for their work.
Speaking at the event, John Caulfield, USINT Chief of Mission, recognized the commitment made by many participants in completing the course and urged them to put their new knowledge to use in the pursuit of ethical, professional reporting of news about Cuba. Course professors from the IMC also conveyed their congratulations to the new “graduates” via DVC from Miami. The 26 individuals who graduated today join the nearly 1,000 individuals who have participated in journalism courses, seminars or workshops offered by USINT.
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