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The Fake News Phenomenon and How to Spot it

In the digital age, information can come from many sources and many different people. More importantly, the same standards do not necessarily apply across all media. Traditional media, while not perfect, are held to stricter standards for news and information in terms of accuracy, fairness and objectivity. They are expected to vet and fact-check information […]

How to Manage Technological Distractions While at Work

Technology in the workplace: Productive Aid or Distraction? Not too long ago, technology use in most offices was limited to landline telephones, computers with limited memory, speed and processing power, restricted access to the internet, fax machines and printers. However, in today’s dynamic, technology-driven environment, technology use in the workplace has been transformed by, among […]

Broadcasting Commission Responds to Concerns About Music by Convicted Persons

February 23, 2017 The Broadcasting Commission notes the editorial in the February 23, 2017 edition of the Jamaica Observer, titled ‘The Youth View Awards brouhaha’. It was stated that the organisers of the Youth View Awards (YVAs) contend that Kartel’s songs “from prison” are being played on most radio stations and his videos on television, […]

Instagram Stories: A New Way to Share Your Fun Moments

An exciting new update by Instagram now allows users to share their daily moments in a structure similar to Snapchat’s ephemeral feed. Known as Instagram Stories, you can use the new feature to share fun photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours. The feature has been described as a direct response to Snaps from […]

6 Tips for Protecting Your Privacy When Installing Apps

The rapid growth of smart devices over the past few years, coupled with the rise of broadband, opened the gates for the age of apps. From games and social media platforms, to productivity tools and dating portals, there are apps for almost everything imaginable. Statistics from studies such as the Flurry Mobile Report show that […]

To Play or Not to Play Pokémon Go

In just a few short weeks, Pokémon Go has become the most popular mobile game in history…far more popular than Candy Crush! In fact, the number of users of the augmented reality game has quickly surpassed that of Twitter in the U.S. and it has even recorded higher engagement rates than several other social media […]

How To Set Up YouTube Parental Control

How To Set Up YouTube Parental Controls To Help Protect Your Child Since its launch in February 2005, YouTube has grown to be one of the most visited websites. In fact, with over 1 billion registered users and more than 790 million unique monthly visitors, it is the second most popular web platform behind Facebook. […]

Binge-Watching and Your Health

Binge-Watching and Your Health: Is there Cause for Concern?   With season six of the wildly popular “Game of Thrones” TV show in full swing, the act of “binge-watching” is once again in the spotlight. The modern culture trend was a hot topic for many in the weeks leading up to the premiere of the […]

Media and Political Parties to Cease Campaign Output 24 Hours before Election Day

The Broadcasting Commission and the Electoral Commission have again solicited the co-operation of political parties and the electronic and print media in ensuring that citizens are allowed a period of quiet reflection ahead of the opening of polls for the February 25th General Election in Jamaica.   In making this request, the BCJ and the ECJ […]

The Effects of Media Stereotyping and Body Image on Young People

TV shows, music videos, advertisements and other media content portray various stereotypes to the viewing public. Stereotypes are essentially classifications that are promulgated and may influence an opinion about other people based on their culture, race, body type, sexuality, political affiliation and religion, among other things. A stereotype may be created, for example, when only […]

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