Founded in exile in Miami, Florida, the National College of Journalists of the Republic of Cuba, Exilio – CNP, brought together journalists born in Cuba, so that they had some kind of assistance and support. Although in the United States journalistic membership is not mandatory to practice the profession – as is the case of the “BAR” for lawyers – the CNP has always been a source of help in the effort to obtain job recommendations.
In Republican Cuba, the National College of Journalists was established by Presidential Decree-Law No. 3382, of May 16, 1942, and its statutes were promulgated on November 16, 1943. Since then, it has been known by its acronym CNP in its emblem. When it was founded in Miami, the word “Exile” was added.
Since its creation in Cuba as an organized profession –in which process entered the foundation of the “Manuel Márques Sterling Professional School of Journalism”, in Havana, for the academic and professional training of future professionals of the press, which were previously forged in the workshops and the newsrooms of newspapers, following the same vocation as writers (authors) -, the National College of Journalists of the Republic of Cuba was a model among those of other Ibero-American countries, with a singular professionalism and strength that It earned him the nickname of “The Fourth Estate.”