November 21-24, 2016 was observed as National Journalism Week in Jamaica. As a journalism student at Northern Caribbean University(NCU) , I had the opportunity to organize journalism week on campus.
The week featured noted US Journalist Kevin Smith who spoke to Grief Porn as well our Digital Media Workshop. Present was blogger Emma Lewis who blogged about the event.
Last week we popped up the road to Mandeville (it’s quite an easy trip from Kingston these days, apart from one painfully narrow and potholed stretch of road) – at the invitation of the Communication Studies students of the Northern Caribbean University (NCU).
Now, NCU is a private, faith-based institution run by the Seventh Day Adventists (to be precise, by the Jamaica Union Conference and the Atlantic Caribbean Union Mission of Seventh-day Adventists). As such, I tend to think it is rather “straight-laced.” It has its rules. All that being said, visiting there has always been a great experience. Quite recently, in the U.S. Embassy/51% Coalition’s series of events prior to the U.S. presidential elections, we visited NCU and the discussion was lively, sharp and enjoyable.
And so it was last week, as I met with a group…
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