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Great coverage on crime, Matthew

Published:Tuesday | October 11, 2016 | 12:00 AM


We often criticise the media, but on this occasion at least two media houses (or should I say one) - The Gleaner and RJR/TVJ - deserve special recognition for the coverage of crime in Montego Bay and Hurricane Matthew.

I know it was a team effort, but allow me to call a few names. The series of articles published in The Gleaner by veteran journalist Arthur Hall and his colleague, Corey Robinson, provided insight. For the first time, we got a chance to hear directly from those affected.

Then there was TVJ and its CNN-like approach - doing the MoBay leg of prime-time news from MoBay. Big up! Watching Andrea Chisholm was like a breath of fresh air - confident and engaging.

Ms Chisholm carried this relaxed, yet informative approach to reporting with her to Portland. Matthew didn't hit, but she found creative ways to tell different stories that made me stayed glued to TVJ. Real-time, unscripted, live reporting with a difference.

She is part of the 'triple A' team as reported on Smile Jamaica. The other two are Andrew Canon and Andre Jebbinson. Top-notch reporting with a difference.

Thanks to all of you. Still room for improvement, but you all did well. We expect more, especially in the area of investigative journalism. I do hope the media fraternity will get the support and resources from management to continue raising the standard of journalism in Jamaica.



St Ann