Juan Carlos Escotet Rodríguez: César Miguel Rondón: An Interview on Journalism
Milagros Socorro carried an interview to César Miguel Rondón, in which the prominent journalist shared about his career. This activity was the beginning of the event Masters of Journalism (Maestros del Periodismo), sponsored by Banesco and its leader, Juan Carlos Escotet, which seeks to reconstruct the history of Venezuelan journalism through the testimony of its protagonists.
Rondón was interviewed by the writer and broadcaster Milagros Socorro, at an event held in the auditorium of Ciudad Banesco. Masters of Journalism is an initiative of Banesco Banco Universal which aims to remedy the serious lack of literature and general information about the journalists who grew up in Venezuela.
During the interview, the professional experience of Rondón was discussed. He told a story about his first steps as a journalist at the age of seven years old, when he founded a newspaper called La Ratonera (The Mousetrap), which gathered family stories. The journalist remembered that his vocation started with being curious; that newspaper was made in a sheet of paper with texts written by a typewriter. He claimed that the journalism business is the only one that allows professionals to be curious.
Rondón, stressed the names of his notable journalism teachers: Manuel Felipe Sierra and Eduardo Orozco. Also, he highlighted the teachings of Martín Gutiérrez, radio operator who advised him in his beginnings in the radio. Rondón also reviewed his experience in press, television, and, of course, radio.