Aggrey Brown passes away

(Jamaica Gleaner) The media fraternity has lost another of its veteran practitioners who had contributed significantly to the profession.

Professor Aggrey Brown, who had done stints in both print and electronic media, died yesterday at the Tony Thwaites Wing at the University Hospital of the West Indies following a period of illness.

Brown was a former dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Education at the University of the West Indies (UWI).

He was also a former director of the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) at the UWI.

He is a former newspaper columnist, TV videographer, radio announcer, news analyst and moderator of the call-in programme ‘The Public Eye’.

Brown’s death came two weeks after that of veteran journalist Tino Geddes.

Press Association of Jamaica President Jenni Campbell described Brown as a giant in the regional and international communication industry.

“Professor Brown was the essence of CARIMAC who demanded and, in fact, got excellence from his students of media and communication,” Campbell said. “He was the standard-bearer for journalism and media education in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean.”

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