Digital Media: The Changing Face of Journalism in the Caribbean

The video embedded here includes highlights from the U.S. Embassy of Barbados & the Eastern Caribbean’s multi-media panel discussion on the topic “Digital Media: The Changing Face of Journalism in the Caribbean,” on Tuesday 15 May, 2012.

Ian Bourne (left) makes a point as Deputy Public Affairs Officer Rachael Zaspel takes notes and both Kenton Chance (large screen) and Roy Morris (shiny pate) listen as their discussion is streamed for Facebook viewers

The panel includes veteran journalist and editor of Barbados Today’s online newspaper Roy Morris, Kenton X. Chance a Vincentian journalist living and studying in Taiwan who maintains the news blog I-Witness News and Ian Bourne former journalist and news anchor with the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation who is Editor of the daily news and arts website, they contributed to the event both physically at the Embassy in Wildey, Barbados – as well as using the internet to reach Kenton via Skype.

The discussion was streamed from the Embassy in a format which allowed Facebook users to volunteer questions. Topics examined included:

  • How has digital media changed the way that news, culture and information are reported?
  • What standard of ethics applies to digital media?
  • What impact does digital media have on traditional forms of media, like television and radio?

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