Course: Comm 1001
Lecturer: Patrick Prendergast
School: University of the West Indies
Due Date: November 30, 2012
Gordon, K. Getting it Write (1999). Ian Randle Publishers, Kingston, Jamaica. This review will cover Ken Gordon's Getting it Write; this book is an autobiography however it also aims to give a concise overview on the growth and development in the media industry, its effects on Gordon and his involvements in its development within the Caribbean region, namely Jamaica to Guyana.
It also provides information on his background and upbringing, beginning with where he grew up on St.Vincent Street in Trinidad. He describes this place to be a blast of fun during the period which he grew up. He was …show more content…
Burnham. This action led to the formation of CARIFTA and later became CARICOM. Even though Ken Gordon was only 35 at the time, he considered himself instrumental in the formation of that body and he was indeed. Not only did he seek to make a significant input but he also sought to learn from the other members of his delegation as they were much older and more experienced than he was.
After doing all this work, the Caribbean body became a part of the American Chamber of Commerce and Ken Gordon was appointed a member of that board. He travelled for several months throughout the Caribbean as a member of a special team, the mechanism that we know today as CARICOM which was then CARIFTA. He was then given a vital position at the Express Newspaper and even though the paper was almost bankrupt due to a great number of inefficiencies, Ken Gordon was equally committed to the task of making sure the company rose to a level of success that would better all that he had done before. After all he was a man of great integrity and very seamless work ethics. After a few months at the Express he managed to partially accomplish the task that he was appointed, turning the fortunes of the Express around. Gordon was so set on maintaining the policies of the Express so much so that during the Black Power Demonstration of 1970/1971 the board of directors and Gordon had one of two "fundamental disagreements" (p53) about his views towards the Black Power;