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
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
May 29, 2015

Traditional Literacy as Foundation

All of us who achieve any level of digital literacy will know straight off that we could not effectively use our cell phones, tablets, lap tops, or desk tops or skilfully navigate and make meaning of the Internet, if we were not able to read and write and to understand words, numbers and symbols.

Marcia Forbes PhD
June 1, 2015

Role-Models are Essential

Marcia Forbes PhD
January 30, 2015

Mergers the New Mantra

Implications of the merger between Cable & Wireless and Columbus Communications are fraught with many nuances that only the most astute and those with a keen understanding of where the future lies can fully appreciate. Most of us do not fall into either of those two categories, far less into both.