October 02, 2017
Honest, professional storytelling lies at the heart of good journalism.
But coupled with this there must be ongoing training and upgrading
of resources for journalists, especially in the digital age.
Digital media consultant Nic Newman says traditional media companies
risk losing relevance unless they put digital at the heart of what they do.
Alison Bethel McKenzie, former executive director of the International Press Institute,
said on Friday that xenophobia is one of the major challenges confronting Caribbean
media workers in the digital age.
September 11, 2017
Many people cannot image the stress associated with preparing for,
living through and surviving a hurricane. Nor can they imagine losing everything.
It’s not the little things, like the vase you bought on your visit to New York;
nor is it even the big things, like your house. What hurts most is the loss of baby pictures,
diplomas, family jewels, the family Bible – things that cannot be replaced.
August 30, 2017
Journalists are not columnists. They are not called on to opine. Columnists are
people who bring their experience and particular perspective to what’s happening
around us to deepen our thinking on current issues. Journalists don't have it
President Trump has initiated a war against the media that authoritarians
all over the globe can now take full advantage of, by creating oppressive
policies that restrict the circulation of “fake news.”'p>
The war against truthful reporting must be stopped.
August 29, 2017
Journalists are getting a bum rap these days. While they have
always been suspect in the minds of some people – especially powerful
people with something to hide, the introduction of the Internet has seen
criticism of the profession at its highest ever.
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, to be honest...
I have been in India now for nearly 36 hours and there are
some things that hold true already...
June 23, 2017
I know a girl named Bhakti Tambe, and she loves Barack Obama.
While for many of you, your first thought might be, “Join the club,” read this first.
Bhakti is a 20-year-old Indian woman. And her crush is deep.