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Travel Journalism & Photography Internship Seminar
ROOSTERGNN Global News Network
Ms. Maria Teresa
Calle Juan Bravo 58
Madrid, CA     28006
Phone: 911287235
Job Description:
The Intensive Seminar includes: 1. WELCOME PACKET. Before the start of the Seminar, all students will receive a Welcome Packet via email, which will include an updated version of the Seminar Schedule. In the meantime, students can consult the provisional Schedule here: 2. TRAVEL JOURNALISM AND PHOTOGRAPHY PROGRAM. Must be completed in order to obtain curricular benefits as detailed below. o Journalism Specialization. Seminar specializing in Travel Journalism and Photography. o Attendance at Orientation, where the academic requirements are explained. o Attendance at ROOSTERGNN Editorial Meetings. Required attendance at one Editorial Meeting per week. o Attendance at Group Mentoring Sessions, which will address the progress students have done on their articles. Required attendance at one Group Mentoring Session per week. o Submit articles for Feedback and Publication. Each student will prepare one article per week on the assigned topics. Each student will receive verbal Feedback on this article during the Group Feedback Sessions. All articles must be submitted by the deadline established by RGNN in order to be eligible for Feedback. At the end of the Seminar, students will have a seventy-two (72) hour time frame to submit their articles for publication in the news agency. o Participate in Travel Journalism and Photography Workshops with Experts and Mentors. The following Workshops are included: ♣ Journalism Workshop: “Travel Writing 101: Potential Markets, Picking a Destination, Landing an Assignment” ♣ Journalism Workshop: “Get Paid to Travel: Taking Your Travel Writing Career (and Income!) to the Next Level”. ♣ Photography Workshop: “Tips, Tricks & Techniques to Achieve Better Street Photography”. ♣ Photography Workshop: “Photojournalism Workshop: Documenting Trinidad, Cuba’s 500 Year-Old Spanish Colonial UNESCO World Heritage Site.” ♣ Photography Workshop: “Cuba in Photos: Capturing the Iconic History of Havana”  ♣ Photography Workshop: “Prepping Your Cuba Photos for Publication: Feedback Session”  o Participate in City Tours, Site Visits and Guided Excursions. The following are included: ♣ City Tour #1: Havana. ♣ City Tour #2: Trinidad. ♣ City Tour #3: Cienfuegos. ♣ Beach or Rural Excursion: Playa Ancón or Valle de los Ingenios, depending on the weather. o Complete all tasks by the deadline established in the Editorial Calendar. Each student will pitch ideas for articles by the date established by RGNN. These ideas may be integrated, along with the required topics, assigned by RGNN. The content can be created in English or Spanish or bilingual (English & Spanish). Students indicate their language choice in the application form. o Submit Photojournalism Portfolio. Students will take photographs throughout the Seminar, of which RGNN will choose the best to publish in the news agency’s communication channels. o Submit a Final Seminar Evaluation. All students will be required to submit a final Evaluation before the end of the Seminar. 3. CULTURAL IMMERSION PROGRAM IN CUBA. o Accommodation in colonial “boutique” style houses with Cuban host families. The Seminar Tuition Fee includes housing in colonial “boutique” style houses with Cuban host families specifically selected by RGNN in Central Havana and Central Trinidad, with a Cuban family to welcome and attend to them. The accommodation is shared in double rooms (2 individual beds) and there are also several big triple room (3 individual beds) in Trinidad. The rooms, of a colonial style, are spacious and well illuminated, and all of them have their own bathroom and air conditioning. All of the houses moreover have a spacious common area, such as a salon or rooftop terrace, to study and work on the journalistic projects assigned. The entry of persons foreign to the Program (Cubans and non-Cubans) is not permitted in the houses. The sale of alcohol within the houses is also not permitted. RGNN will assign accommodation. ♣ WINTER 2018 EDITION: Thirteen (13) nights: seven (7) nights in Havana and six (6) nights in Trinidad. o Food: Half-board. The following meals are included in the Seminar Tuition: ♣ Daily Breakfast. The Seminar Tuition includes daily breakfast throughout the Program. Breakfasts take place at the “boutique” style accommodations in Havana and Trinidad. The breakfasts are ample, and usually include, depending on the house, cheese, ham, bread/sandwich, butter, jam, honey, eggs or omelettes, sweets and desserts, pies, in addition to coffee, tea, milk, juice, for example. ♣ Daily Lunch or Dinner. The Seminar Tuition includes daily lunch throughout the Program, taking place at the “boutique” style accommodations and/or traditional Cuban “paladares” (restaurants) in Havana and Trinidad. On excursion days, the lunch will include a packed lunch. Lunches typically include a starter (for example, salad or soup), main course (for example, seafood, fish, meat, or chicken, accompanied by rice, pasta beans or other vegetables) and a dessert. Vegetarian options can be provided; students can indicate dietary requirements in the pre-arrival forms.  o Transportation. The Seminar includes the following: ♣ Transportation to all of the activities related to the Seminar. ♣ Transportation Havana-Trinidad-Havana. ♣ Transportation to and from José Martí International Airport in Havana. The departure and arrival of the shared transportation to the airport will be communicated to accepted students before the start of the Seminar. In the meantime, students can consult the provisional Schedule in the following link: o Local bilingual support, 24 hours. The Seminar has local, bilingual (English and Spanish) support staff available 24 hours a day. 4. EXPERTS, MENTORS, GUIDES, LOCAL SUPPORT AND STAFF. o This Seminar includes the collaboration of the following Experts, Mentors, Guides, Local Support and Staff: ♣ WINTER 2018 EDITION: ♣ Natalia Martín Cantero. RGNN Expert & Mentor. Expert in Travel Journalism. Editor-in-Chief of the bi-weekly travel magazine about Cuba, which is published in the global news agency. Havana and Trinidad. ♣ Julio C. Muñoz. RGNN Expert & Mentor. Photography Expert. Trinidad. ♣ Irolan Maroselli. RGNN Expert & Mentor. Photography Expert. Havana. ♣ Catherin Peterssen Catalan. Bilingual Local Support. Guide. Havana. ♣ Yosleivy Abrahantes González. Bilingual Local Support. Guide. Trinidad. ♣ Guillermo Giménez de Luna. Bilingual Guide. Trinidad. ♣ Elitsa Teodarova. RGNN Staff. CURRICULAR BENEFITS OF THE JOURNALISM INTERNSHIP SEMINAR IN CUBA. Students will be evaluated continually throughout the Program, and remaining enrolled in the Internship Program will be necessarily linked to the student’s compliance of a minimum set of goals within the Program as subject to the Tuition. Completing the goals of the Program allows students to obtain the following academic or curricular documentation. 1. Certification of Portfolio of Published Content. 2. Journalism Internship Certification specializing in Travel Journalism and Photography. 3. Letter of Recommendation of Merit. There are three levels of evaluation that permit obtaining a Letter of Recommendation: Sufficient, Good, Excellent. There will be no Letter of Recommendation for students who do not meet the Sufficient level. The Experts and Mentors of the Seminar will conduct the evaluation of merit. In order to be considered for a Letter of Recommendation of Merit, it is required that students submit one article per week. 4. Certification of Academic Credit. Students who have met all requirements of the Program obtain a Certification of Academic Credit. ROOSTERGNN will certify a total of eighty (80) hours of academic credit per two-week Seminar. 5. Processing of University Agreements (Convenios) and/or other External Academic Documentation for Academic Credit (optional and subject to approval by RGNN). Those students who wish to request the processing of university agreements (convenios) and/or other external academic documentation for academic cedit for their university must submit all such documentation via the Pre-Arrival Forms provided to accepted students. No requests for external academic documentation will be processed after this deadline. ROOSTERGNN follows a strict evaluation process for issuing academic and/or curricular documentation. Students must have completed all requirements of the Program to obtain any type of academic and/or curricular documentation. All processing of academic and/or curricular documentation is conducted EXCLUSIVELY via email Academic and/or curricular documentation is issued via email in PDF format, within twenty-five (25) business days after the last day of the Seminar. Available dates: January 2-15, 2018


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