UWI celebrates Media Icon Julian Rogers

UWI celebrates Media Icon Julian Rogers

Caribbean media Icon and Managing Director of of the Jamaica Observer, Julian Rogers, has been celebrated and recognised by The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, for outstanding contribution to the media and communications landscape in Jamaica and the Caribbean, at the university’s 19th Homecoming Celebrations last week Thursday.

Julian Ernest Chetvynde Rogers was among the first graduates of the then Caribbean Institute of Mass Communications in 1974, and has served as managing editor of Guardian Media in Trinidad and Tobago; CEO of the Caribbean New Media Group, also in Trinidad and Tobago; general manager of the Observer Media Group in Antigua and Barbuda; and programme manager in Montserrat, Antigua and Barbuda, and Barbados.

In 2014, the Barbadian-born veteran broadcaster and journalist received an MBE, one of five classes of appointment to the Order of the British Empire, for his outstanding and inspiring 50 years of contribution to the media.

Other alumni recognised at the celebrations were Marcus Steele, managing director of Carreras Limited; journalist Giovanni Dennis; Jamaican discus thrower Fedrick Dacres; athlete Traves Smikle; Judge Judith Pusey; and chief executive officer of the Jamaica Information Service Donna-Marie Rowe.