@Clifenews – Who is the #caribbeaneditor in charge at Caribbean Life News and why it matters?


The selection of the next Editor should be one of authenticity, transparency and respect. That individual must have a keen grasp on issues relating to Caribbean nationals, and an understanding of regional and local politics.  

I became aware that Mr. Kenton Kirby, the Editor of Caribbean Life News, NYC’s largest distributed publication targeting and more importantly read by not just Caribbean Americans but many others in the tri-state area, was retiring after 20 years.

I anxiously opened their digital  issue to see the changes reflected in the masthead and have been left extremely confused and concerned.

So, if Mr. Kirby is NOT the editor, then who is? And, what exactly does his “Emeritus” status, entail?

Who exactly is at the helm? Letters to the Editor, ask us to address letters to Mr. Kenton Kirby.  Will he in fact be responding to these letters? Is Kevin Williams now the acting Editor? And if so, why has this not been announced? Or has someone else, say the Associate Publisher, Mr. Richard D’Onofrio been given the role of editor? If this is the case, when will the Caribbean Life newspaper readers be officially informed?

Why does this matter?

This paper is the main platform of access addressing issues of culture, art, politics, business and education and connects those of Caribbean Heritage to news in NY and global Caribbean issues.

Close to elections the Editor plays a big role in endorsing the candidates on behalf of the paper whether explicitly or implicitly.  The paper publishes articles that spotlight businesses. It is in the interest of every business in the area to which they distribute. The paper has a responsibility to promote education and youth issues. It is in the interest of every parent, teacher and youth organizer. It is in the interest of every homeowner, block association and real estate professionals that the paper truly reflects the demographics and economic growth of their communities. And, if all you care about if fete and Labor Day carnival then this is the one paper that has in the past highlighted Caribbean cultural affairs. It is in the interest of every partygoer, massman and promoter.

The selection of the next Editor should be one of authenticity, transparency and respect. That individual must have a keen grasp on issues relating to Caribbean nationals, and an understanding of regional and local politics.  

 

If like me you have concerns,  tag your social media post

@clifenews #caribbeaneditor

or email your concerns to caribbeanlife@cnglobal.com

 

https://twitter.com/CLifeNews

https://www.facebook.com/CaribbeanLifeNewspaper

http://www.caribbeanlifenews.com/sections/newsstand/

http://www.caribbeanlifenews.com/assets/pdf/2014_06_27clb.pd

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