Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tribute Page to the late John Maxwell, Journalist


Described as a gladiator journalist by his peers in the press, the late John Maxwell also helped to shape the writing skills of a whole generation of public relations practitioners.

We public relations practitioners remember him as an inspirational teacher who used his considerable intellect to bring students into the light of knowledge. A sartorial presence, he used the platform of the academy as well as his pen to share his passion for issues that he cared about. John Maxwell was an encyclopedia of Jamaican and Caribbean contemporary life.

John Maxwell taught Public Relations students at the Caribbean Institute for Media and Communications (CARIMAC) and also facilitated several PRSJ professional training workshops. John Maxwell graciously served as a publications and writing judge for the Society's annual Awards of Excellence for several years. The PRSJ is proud to recall that he was honoured by the Society for his lifetime achievements at one such awards ceremony.
The PRSJ extends its condolences to his wife, journalist and teacher Marjan deBruin and John Maxwell's other family members.

Comments to this page are welcome or persons may send direct tributes via email to prsj2009@gmail.com


  1. Thank you John...yes i can call you John now....for being a journalist with a conscience. you taught us well about media ethics and no showing of blood and gore and the undesirable.... it was a privilege to be taught by you. thank you also for keeping me on my toes through constantly highlighting the wrongs of my company. you sure knew how to make a PR department sweat it out lol.... thanks again... Tyrell and the Carimac class of 1998

  2. Sir John, you really were an eye opener to the young minds leaving high school.Sharing your adventures with us taught us not to give up without a fight...after all aren't we all men.
    Radio class Carimac 04