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Countdown to the Vote for a Caribbean Media Mega-Merger

 Set-Up for a Showdown By Dr Marcia ForbesCJ Contributor The excited anticipation of the vote-count felt somewhat like national general elections in Jamaica. Would media entities RJR/Gleaner win out in their thrust to merge by securing the 75% shareholder support …

The Most Social Media-Savvy Caribbean Destinations

 Which Caribbean tourism destinations are best at social media? By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Social media is a big part of our jobs here at Caribbean Journal. As an exclusively digital travel brand, and the largest digital travel publication …

The Business of Caribbean Blogging

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor Blog Promo by Journo FOR SEVERAL reasons the newspaper ad surprised me. Firstly, it was placed by a journalist, a journo as they are also called, advertising himself and his skills, in particular his blog. I’ve …

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 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor Counting Facebook “Likes” & Twitter Followers I’m preparing to participate in a workshop hosted by a commercial broadcaster in Jamaica. The focus is on social media and their roles in today’s broadcast media organizations. Thinking …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor The Northern Caribbean University – A Seventh-day Adventist Institution Reaching Out Recently the Northern Caribbean University invited me to serve as Keynote Speaker for the annual conference hosted by its Department of Communication Studies. The …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor No Tweeting & Facebooking on the Go Only six weeks in use, my iPhone suddenly started prompting me that I had no data plan. What data plan? After all, a post-paid service has always been …

 Dr Marcia Forbes’ Streaming: Social Media, Mobile Lifestyles, examines the behaviour of youths online, using research from participants from Jamaica, Dominica, Trinidad and the USA. The following is the latest in a series of excerpts from the book published in …

 The following is the fourth in a series of excerpts from Dr Marcia Forbes’ new book, STREAMING: Volume 1; #Social Media, Mobile Lifestyles. By Marcia Forbes, PhD Look at Meeee!! It has been said that we write ourselves into existence …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor ICT for Women & Girls – Why? World Telecommunication and Information Society Day was May 17. This year’s theme focused on Achieving Equality in ICT for Women and Girls. The State Minister in the Ministry …

 STREAMING: Volume 1; #Social Media, Mobile Lifestyles, written by Marcia Forbes, artfully combines relevant and often humorous short stories to explain and support her research findings about what youths do online. Here, online refers to the Internet and cell phones. …

 STREAMING: Volume 1; #Social Media, Mobile Lifestyles, written by Marcia Forbes, artfully combines relevant and often humorous short stories to explain and support her research findings about what youths do online. Here, online refers to the Internet and cell phones. Here, …

 By Alexander Britell One of Jamaica’s foremost media specialists, Dr Marcia Forbes has most recently been exploring the ways technology impacts Jamaican society and culture. Her first book, Music, Media & Adolescent Sexuality in Jamaica, looked at the ways traditional …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhD US President Barack Obama became the virtual embodiment of successful use of social networks like YouTube, Twitter and the then-still-alive My Space by a politician. Today, every politician dreams of millions of Facebook friends and hundreds …