(Montego Bay, Jamaica April 15, 2017)- Kenneth Gordon, veteran media mogul from Trinidad and Tobago, delivered a riveting and insightful lecture at the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) at the UWI Western Jamaica Campus’ annual public lecture on 11 April, 2017.
Under the theme ‘Get It Together: The Role of Media In Caribbean Integration’, Mr. Gordon said, “the logic of working together must continue, as unlike 1961 when the Federal experiment was politically driven now the links are being driven between Caribbean People and their organisations. People who today know more about each other than they did 56 years ago”, shared Gordon.
The event which was chaired by President of the Western Jamaica Media Association, Janet Silvera, was also the avenue through which the book, ‘A Guide to One Caribbean’ was launched. This book contains information on 16 English Speaking Caribbean countries. The content includes: national symbols, Language, Geographic Location and more. A download of the entire book compiled by the final year Communication Analysis and Planning (CAP) class is available on the schools online news page at wjc.insider.com.
Gordon also said that “the important thing is for the media to do their jobs professionally, I believe the media offer tremendous opportunities to people to prepare for almost any other job because if you intend to work in the media, you have to be informed and the only way to be informed is by reading and researching.” He further stated that, “being in the media is understanding that you cannot bluff when the microphone is in front of you and you cannot compromise when issues of integrity arise, you have to play it straight.”
CARIMAC, which started in 1974 is the leading academic institution devoted to media and communication research, teaching and training in the English-speaking Caribbean and is currently directed by Professor Hopeton Dunn. CARIMAC has two locations, one at the Mona Campus in Kingston and at the Western Jamaica Campus in Montego Bay. (CARIMAC Press Release)