March 2016

Marcia Forbes PhD
February 11, 2014


To Nigerian writer, Blossom Nnodim, “social media for social good means creating a positive impact using social media as a voice.” Today I want to share some thoughts about using social media for social good.

Marcia Forbes PhD
May 20, 2015

Cable TV on Fast-track to Where?

Marcia Forbes PhD
March 14, 2016

Government Must Talk Taboo Topic

Jamaica's new Government, led by 43 year old Andrew Holness, must demonstrate that it understands the nuances of this island's LBGT community and be willing to remove the topic from the closet. Written almost nine months ago, the matters below are still relevant and in need of attention.

Marcia Forbes PhD
April 25, 2015

BCJ’s Partial Lock-Down Directive

About 98 channels are currently being pirated by Jamaican cable TV operators. This is what Chairman of the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica (BCJ) shared in the April 24th Press Conference called to talk about these matters and to announce actions against the almost 50 cable TV operators.

Marcia Forbes PhD
May 6, 2015

Shocked by Garry Sinclair

I was shocked at Garry Sinclair’s seeming honesty and openness as he responded to Journalist Dionne Jackson Miller’s probing questions about cable TV and copyright infringements.r

Marcia Forbes PhD
February 5, 2015

Flow's Secrecy Unfolded

Marcia Forbes PhD
July 24, 2014

What is Content?

The much maligned but highly useful Wikipedia defines content creation as:

“the contribution of information to any media and most especially to digital media for an end-user/audience….”

Marcia Forbes PhD
March 14, 2016

Reposting this as it is still totally relevant. 

Marriage of Social & Mobile

My desktop is only for traditional work, no Facebooking, Tweeting or Instagraming. Note, though, that I do use these social networks for what I call virtual work. I know, I know, there’s no such thing! Work is work!

Marcia Forbes PhD
September 24, 2014

Blog Promo by Journo

Marcia Forbes PhD
December 10, 2015

The following excerpts are from Marcia Forbes’ presentation at a recent forum hosted by the Press Association of Jamaica in celebration of Journalism Week. The topic was ‘Modern Media: Competition & Customer Choices’