Marcia Forbes PhD
April 6, 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’

Marcia Forbes PhD
November 28, 2015

National Journalism Week

The Press Association of Jamaica recently hosted a week of activities in celebration of Journalism Week. They invited me to make a presentation on ‘Modern Media: Competition and Customer Choices’.  I kicked off by asking the well organized session, with over 200 in attendance, what words came to mind when they thought about modern media or new media.

Marcia Forbes PhD
August 17, 2015

Holding a Line about Jobs

Marcia Forbes PhD
January 12, 2015

IDB's Civil Society Meeting in Suriname

This is Part 2 of excerpts from ‘Caribbean Youth and Unemployment’ prepared for the Inter-American Development Bank’s ‘XIV Reunion BID – Sociedad Civil’ hosted in Nicaragua during late 2014.

Challenges of Joblessness

Rebelliousness Online & Offline

Marcia Forbes PhD
January 6, 2015

IDB ConSoc

As a member of the Inter-American Development Bank’s Civil Society Consultative Committee I was invited to present at the ‘XIV Reunion BID – Sociedad Civil’ in Nicaragua late 2014. The following are excerpts from my preparation pertaining to Caribbean youth and jobs.