The Main Tendencies in the Cuban News Web Sites Development

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The changes that have taken place in the work of Cuban news agencies during the digitalization of media production are analyzed. Over the past few years, they have been undergoing a process of transformation, changing their approaches to providing information and introducing new products. To study these processes, the authors resort to the digital platforms of two news agencies - Prensa Latina and Agencia Cubana de Noticias , as well as the online news portal Cubadebate . Comparative and analytical methods of research reveal the specific features of functioning of these media resources at the present moment. The authors conclude that despite the international isolation Cuba experienced for more than sixty years and relatively limited financial resources allocated for media development, the country's media market has entered a period of modernization. All the changes taking place will greatly expand the possibilities for integrating Cuban news agencies into global information processes.

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Natalia E. Rastorgueva

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

Author for correspondence.

PhD in Philology, senior lecturer at the Department of Theory and History of Journalism

10 Miklukho-Maklaya St, bldg 2, Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation

Yarileisy Barcelay Ramirez

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)


postgraduate student of the Department of Mass Communications

10 Miklukho-Maklaya St, bldg 2, Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation


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