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[December 14, 2012]
Efe, UNED create Master's in International Journalism program
Madrid, Dec 14, 2012 (EFE via COMTEX) -- Spain's international news agency Efe and the National University of Correspondence Courses, or UNED, signed Friday an agreement to launch an online Master's Degree program in International Journalism.
The program is designed for people who seek training in journalism with a view to working with outlets particularly dedicated to international news.
Signing the agreement were Agencia Efe President Jose Antonio Vera and UNED rector Juan Antonio Gimeno, at a ceremony attended by university deans Julio Bordas and Paloma Collado and the head of the Efe Training School, Gloria Valenzuela.
UNED professors and Efe professionals will teach the online classes, which also offer the innovative possibility of internships at Efe bureaus in Spain and around the world.
With this program, UNED, with 250,000 students worldwide, and Efe, the world's largest Spanish-language news agency, join forces to contribute to the training of professionals specializing in high quality international news reporting and commentary.
The initiative marks an online extension of Agencia Efe's mission to provide professional education, which up to now has been carried out through its Master of News Agency Journalism program, as well as through scholarships and specialized training courses.
Its work in this field was further strengthened recently with the founding of the Efe Training School, which takes charge of all the educational programs carried out in the agency up to now, as well as programs outside of Spain for the training of news journalists in Latin American and Arabic countries. EFE gv/cd
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