Press Association of Jamaica and U.S. Embassy Partner on Media Workshops

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Professor Martha Steffens addressing journalists during a Media workshop at the Knutsford Court Hotel on November 24, 2014

Practical, Enlightening and Timely! Those are words used to describe the two-day media training organized by the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Kingston and the National Integrity Action (NIA). This training kicked off Journalism Week 2014 with the timely topic of ‘Forensic Financial Reporting’.

During Monday’s Forum, Professor Martha Steffens, whose participation was supported by the U.S. Embassy, presented ways to investigate and report on matters relating to money laundering and lottery scams, giving tips on effective use of social media to aid in information gathering. Other panelists for the forum were U.S. Prosecutor, Juan Antonio Gonzales and Super Intendant of Police, Clifford Chambers from the Jamaica Constabulary Force, Organized Crime Division.

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From left: Prof. Martha Steffens, U.S. Prosecutor, Juan Antonio Gonzales and Superintendant of Police, Clifford Chambers

Professor Steffens two-day speaking engagement culminated with a lecture presentation to journalism students at the University of the West Indies, (UWI) Mona campus and a morning workshop to journalism students and journalists at the UWI Western campus on Tuesday in Montego Bay, St James. Professor Steffens is the Chair in business and financial journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism.