ISSN: 2411-216X (Online), 2411-3301 (Print)
Volume 1, Number 1 : Special Theme - Celebrating the Caribbean in Communication, Culture and Community
Reflections, Reports and News
Celebrating and Challenging Caribbean Communication Scholarship
It was an honour to serve as the keynote speaker for the inaugural Human Communication Studies International Conference, held in Trinidad and Tobago, and it is a privilege to offer this epilogue to the inaugural issue of the Journal of Human Communication Studies in the Caribbean (JHCSC). As the first three articles in this issue revealed, in a relatively short period of time, there has been substantial development of the communication discipline in the Caribbean, with undergraduate and graduate communication education established in that region of the world, and Caribbean scholars contributing to the discipline's understanding of communication principles, processes, and practices. I, thus, take this opportunity to celebrate these accomplishments, and, especially, the start of this journal, but also to pose some challenges for communication scholarship (both teaching and research) in the Caribbean (and elsewhere).
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Keywords: Caribbean; Communication; Scholarship