Find Media and Broadcasting expertise in Jamaica

Jamaica enjoys total freedom of the press compared with 39% press freedom in the Americas overall (Freedom House 2012). The Jamaica Observer, the Jamaica Gleaner and the Jamaica Star are the leading dailies in the country, while the Sunday Herald is also a widely circulated weekly. All these publications are privately owned. Jampress is the government-run press agency.

Media is relatively developed with the main newspapers and broadcast media bodies having their own internet sites. There are six national and more than ten international internet news media sites concerning Jamaican affairs; international sites include Jamaica Sport and Jamaica Times.

Whilst the majority of print press and broadcast media is in English, the increased popularity of Patois, the Jamaican Creole language, has had an influence on media as a whole. It is now commonplace to encounter Patois in advertising and in broadcast media, though the principal newspapers remain in English. Since the publication of the first bible in Patois in 2011, however, the mainstreaming of Patois may mean that printed press becomes more open to publishing in other languages. Concerns have also been raised by some that a move to Patois in the media and press would lower literacy rates amongst school children.

Media and Broadcasting organisations in Jamaica
Aerotel Kool 97 Fm
Back To The Bible Broadcast
Boulevard News
Boulevard News
Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica, The
Community Television Systems
Community Television Systems
CVM Television
CVM Television Ltd
Grove Broadcasting Co. Ltd
Henzell Perry
Henzell Perry
Hot 102 FM
Independent Radio Co. Ltd
International Communications Ltd
Island Broadcasting Serivices Ltd
Jamaica Gleaner, The
Jamaica Gleaner, The
Jamaica Information Service
Jamaica Information Service
Jamaica Observer, The
Jamaica Observer, The
Jamaica Star, The
Jamaica Star, The
Klas FM
Klas Sports Radio
Kool 97
Kool 97
Love FM
Love TV
Love TV
Mandeville Weekly
Mnationwide News Network
News Express Co. Ltd
North Coast Times
Power 106 FM
Power 106 FM
Radio Jamaica Ltd
Radio Jamaica Ltd (RJR)
Star Newspaper, The
Sunday Herald
Sunday Herald
Television Jamaica Ltd (TVJ)
Television Jamaica Ltd (TVJ)
Western Broadcasting Services Ltd
Western Mirror
Zip 103 Fm