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Penn State Professor dissects the History of Journalism

For Release Upon Receipt - March 12, 2009

St. Augustine

On Friday 13th March, 2009, “Post Colonial Media Systems in the Caribbean” will be the topic of conversation at a seminar presented by Dr. Juliette Storr, Assistant Professor of Communication, Penn State University, USA. The seminar will be held at the Faculty of Humanities and Education, New Building, Room 2, The University of the West Indies (UWI), from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The presentation will focus primarily on the history and practice of journalism in the Caribbean.  

Dr. Storr is a media scholar whose research focuses on media history, the practice of journalism in the Caribbean and relationships among Africans in the African Diaspora. A former print and broadcast journalist in the United States and Bahamas, Dr. Storr has had her work featured in numerous publications, and published her own book “The History of Broadcasting in the Bahamas”. At the seminar, Dr. Storr will discuss research conducted for her upcoming publication, “The Profession and Practice of Journalism in the Caribbean in the 21st Century”, to be released in 2010.

Dr. Storr is accompanied by several of the students enrolled in her International / Intercultural Communication course at Penn State. As part of their curriculum, students undergo a week-long study in a foreign country. The course is designed to give students the experience of being immersed in the host country’s culture, people, and history. This year, Trinidad and Tobago was selected as a host country, and UWI as a host institution.

This seminar is free and open to the public.

For further information, please contact Dr. Tia Cooper at 662-2002 Ext. 3867.


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