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Welcome to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Communications. We offer undergraduate and graduate study with two BA programs (Communication and Journalism), one MA program (Communication), an interdisciplinary PhD program, and a graduate certificate. We strive for excellence in all areas of teaching, research, and practice while embracing the contemporary challenges of complex and multicultural contexts involving communication and journalism.
Communication focuses on communication in intercultural and professional communities, information and communication technologies (ICTs) and policy, and the media arts. Journalism is professionally oriented and develops students’ critical thinking skills and ability to gather, analyze, and organize information, and to communicate it clearly and responsibly through print, broadcast, and online media.
Homeland Security photography alert is ‘a seed of fear’ by @jonathanwpeters via @CJR
Homeland Security photography alert is ‘a seed of fear’
Photojournalists, beware: The US Department of Homeland Security has its eyes on you. The agency tweeted Monday: Know the signs! Did you know photogra...
In honor of the upcoming 200th anniversary of the birth of Emily Brontë, the Hamilton Library is celebrating the Brontë sisters with the exhibit No Coward Souls, highlighting the lives and works of these three remarkable women. #Emily2018 #Brontë200
How the world’s most vulnerable countries can increase + leverage #broadband connectivity https://t.co/UijSjv3THe #ICT4SDG #LDCs
"Among Americans in households earning less than $20,000 per year, only 64 percent use the internet or email, and less than half own a smartphone.” – @mawnikr cites “Privacy, Security, and Digital Inequality” by @mary_madden
Opinion | There’s an App for Wrecking Nannies’ Lives
New platforms are disrupting the work of nannies and house cleaners, leaving the most vulnerable behind.
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BenefitsHolidays and Personal Time Off14 paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Years.25 days total of PTO, including vacation, s...
UH Manoa will test our emergency notification system tomorrow, Friday, July 13 between 8am-12pm. To sign up for UH Alert, visit this link: . For more information on our test, visit our website: https://t.co/ZeW8lksDJX
Whether it's butterflies, birds, pigs, or even humans, Hawai’i helps us rethink what it means to be 'native' @Hilokid59 @yalepress
How Hawai‘i Forces Us to Redefine the Meaning of ‘Native’ | Essay | Zócalo Public Square
I was born in the Territory of Hawai‘i, three weeks before statehood. As a kid I played in its dirt, ran around in the rain (my hometown of Hilo...
🚫🚬 A new law signed on July 10 makes all #UHohana campuses and properties tobacco and #smokefree locations. UH joins more than 2,000 universities and colleges across the country in creating healthier environments. Learn more here: https://t.co/UpmiRHUytj
Government works best when it’s government by the people. On 8/11, join us & #CfAbrigade members across the country for #NationalDayofCivicHacking – a day of action that brings together civic leaders to work with local governments to tackle challenges.
National Day of Civic Hacking 2018 - Code for America
Code for America is working towards a government by the people, for the people, that works in the 21st century. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit that helps...
"Cascade of Lava": "This collection of Hawaii photography is focused on the immense power of lava at the Volcanos National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii. One of the most truly mystical scenes I have ever had the pleasure of capturing." —@hainblum https://t.co/l8Sph2H032
Why we were captivated by the story of 12 boys trapped in a cave https://t.co/VbYK8HBqtf
Great opportunity for Hawaii employers! ETF subsidy available, email email@example.com for more information and to apply! Applications must be submitted no later than 2 weeks before start of each class.
Pacific Biz News on Twitter
“HTDC expands workforce development program with DevLeague subsidies #BizNews #technology #workforce @devleaguehawaii @HTDCorg https://t.co/Jy1...
How ICTs can drive the transformation towards sustainable + resilient societies https://t.co/bHrVpcnyWX #ICT4SDG #HLPF
Trump Administration Backs Off Reshuffling of #StudentDebt Collection: via @insidehighered #ICYMIhttps://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/07/09/after-rebuke-congress-education-department-suspends-reshuffling-defaulted-student
YouTube has a plan to boost “authoritative” news sources, add links out to third-party sources like Wikipedia for certain "well-established" topics, and give out some grants to news video operations
YouTube has a plan to boost “authoritative” news sources and give grants to news video operations
Google-owned YouTube on Tuesday announced a few improvements it intends to make to the news discovery and viewing experience. The platform has had a b...
.@Wired examines whether the US is "in the middle of a digital privacy awakening"
Good News! The Privacy Wins Keep Coming
From Carpenter v. United States to a landmark bill in California, privacy advocates sense a shift in what people will accept from Facebook, mobile car...
When it comes to data privacy laws, details matter.
Here is EFF's guide for lawmakers, users, and companies alike to properly advance user privacy without intruding on free speech and innovation.
New Rules to Protect Data Privacy: Where to Focus, What to Avoid
For many years, EFF has urged technology companies and legislators to do a better job at protecting the privacy of technology users and other members ...
#CivicTech & #Data Collaborative worked w/govt, community orgs & civic technologists to help ensure tech benefits low-income residents. Here’s what they learned: cc: @living @codeforamerica @urbaninstitute
The CTDC Framework: Collaborating For 21st Century Solutions
Advice on growing the civic tech & data ecosystem in your own community, by Elizabeth Reynoso, Kathryn L.S. Pettit, and Christopher…
#tbt Circa 1935 University of Hawaii at Manoa - Hawaii Hall. Photo taken by Norma Stewart. Access more historical photographs from the #uhmlibrary 's Aloha Hawaii Scrapbook Collection here: https://t.co/xy4EN3CcPZ #hawaiihall #uhmanoa
Reuse. Recycle. Reduce and repair.
Here's how you can support sustainable #eWaste management https://t.co/9FsCtZsivb #ICT4SDG
New on Inside Higher Ed | The Trump administration rescinds Obama-era guidance on affirmative actionhttps://ihenow.com/2lR3dDx
To help newsrooms protect their journalists, @NewsEditors and @APME have created a tip sheet explaining how to react if an aggressor enters the building. https://t.co/JVFc0CikQ4
"Let’s stop accepting that people’s concept of journalism is narrow, politically driven and hate-filled. Let’s invite our communities to get to know us better."
A more nuanced understanding of 'journalism' is desperately needed — and we need our communities’ help
Trusting News works to empower journalists to demonstrate credibility by helping people understand journalism. Never has that been more important than...
EU Folk: #Article13 threatens creators, leaving us vulnerable to censorship in copyright's name.
We can still stop it. Contact your MEP. To understand what's at stake here, look at
A new report—"Deceived By Design"— shows how companies are pushing users into sharing data through confusing layouts, clever design choices, standard settings, and the illusion of choices
70% of college faculty & staff say they aren't well-prepared to recognize when student veteran shows signs of PTSD https://t.co/nwdbSFEKB8
If there were real alternatives to the big tech giants, users could vote with their feet by leaving a platform or service that isn’t working for them.
That freedom to choose is vital to free speech, privacy, and innovation.
Competition, Civil Liberties, and the Internet Giants
The power of the Internet historically arose from its edges: innovation, growth, and freedom came from its users and their contributions, rather than ...
Interns offer advice for copy editors https://t.co/s3GPRPct82 #journalism #collegemedia
Designing for accessibility is not that hard
Designing for accessibility is not that hard – UX Collective
Seven easy-to-implement guidelines to design a more accessible web ❤️
"Digital service teams have been acting as firefighters—but the goal is to build sprinkler systems." Lessons in making only new mistakes, featuring @gdsteam @USDS @CDS_GC and @GeorgiaGovTeam #CfASummit
Only new mistakes: Embracing failures while building digital service teams
Code for America Summit was an incredible opportunity for technologists, civil servants, concerned community members, and more to come…
"Instead of being seen as a holdover from a time that no longer exists, press freedom could be viewed as a powerful framework for arguing why and how the networked press could change."
Freedom from what?: It’s time to broaden the definition of a “free press”
"If we see press freedom not as heroic isolations — journalists breaking free to tell truths to the publics they imagine — but as a subtler system...
#How #many #hashtags #is #too #many?
The do's and don’ts of hashtags
How to grow your reach and engagement with hashtags.
The war against the press comes to the local newsroom via @cjr
The war against the press comes to the local newsroom
Every local journalist, in every local newsroom, has experienced that moment of fear, when the crank who has been tormenting their inbox or Twitter fe...
"It was something that people immediately wanted to share."
The Weather Channel created a tornado that tore down their walls
Jim Cantore took three quick steps backward as an electrical pole buckled and fell toward him on live TV last Wednesday.
NCA is now accepting applications for grants funded by the Dale G. Leathers Memorial Fund to Promote Communication Studies in Emerging Democracies. Learn more and apply by October 1. #NCAgrants
Promotion of Communication in Emerging Democracies
The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2018.
For reporters in California, student journalists are increasingly vital
In California, journalists lean on student reporters for education coverage
It was early June when the legendary congressman John Lewis cancelled his scheduled commencement address at the University of California, San Diego. L...
The results of this study indicate that Instagram posts which contain narrative qualities generate more engagement from audiences than those that do not: https://t.co/Bac5DWQA35
Empathy Mapping: A Guide to Getting Inside a User’s Head
Empathy Mapping: A Guide to Getting Inside a User's Head | UX Booth
An empathy map is a simple, easy-to-digest visual that captures knowledge about a user’s behaviors and attitudes. It is a useful tool to helps t...
Here's what you wish every boss knew when hiring.
Watch the full TED Talk here: https://t.co/gLvbP6jxTn @JasonShen
BREAKING: The House of Representatives took a stand against an immigration bill that would have senselessly expanded invasive surveillance along U.S. borders, rejecting it in a 121-301 vote.
Border Spy Tech Shouldn’t Be a Requirement for a Path to Citizenship
The Border Security and Immigration Reform Act (H.R. 6136), introduced before Congress last week, would offer immigrants a new path to citizenship in ...
The "baby dancing to Prince music on YouTube" case has finally been settled.
To celebrate fair use, here's a ten-hour loop of the 29-second video (an hour for every year we've been in court).
#ICT4Ag #drones in Thailand, connecting schools in #Palestine, advancing #DigitalSkills in the Dominican Republic... https://t.co/WEi3r0d0O9 ⬅️It's your @ITU weekly roundup of top tech news!
The Supreme Court struck a major victory for digital privacy
The Supreme Court just struck a major victory for digital privacy
“We decline to grant the state unrestricted access to a wireless carrier’s database of physical location information," Chief Justice Rober...
A great step to add to style guides - good and bad color palette combinations. #accessibility #inclusivedesign #aeabos @feather
Could a machine debate a human being? 6 years ago we embarked on a mission to find out. Today, we're sharing the first glimpse of #ProjectDebater. https://t.co/mvjTtdqCUD
Ten projects can receive up to $20K each for ideas that accelerate the understanding and production of immersive journalism. Apply for the #journalism360 Challenge by midnight on June 28!
Journalism 360 - Online News Association
Registration for #NCA18 opens one week from today, on July 2. You will be able to view the program in Convention Central, and book hotel rooms. Get more details here:
104th Annual Convention Update
The NCA 104th Annual Convention, “Communication at Play,” will bring together Communication scholars November 8-11 in Salt Lake City, Utah...
If the Raycom deal goes through regulatory approval, Gray will emerge with 142 stations serving 92 markets.
Gray Broadcasting to buy Raycom to create 3rd largest local TV owner
If the Federal Communications Commission agrees, another regional TV station owner, Gray TV will become a national powerplayer. Gray, based in Atla
World Cup 2018: How the World is Searching (designed by @PolygraphInfo for @GoogleNewsInit). #WorldCup2018
World Cup 2018: How Every Country is Searching
The most searched players, national teams, and recaps of every match.
As people in advanced economies reach the upper bounds of internet penetration, the digital divide continues to narrow between wealthy and developing countries.
Social Media Use Continues to Rise in Developing Countries but Plateaus Across Developed Ones
As people in advanced economies reach the upper bounds of internet penetration, the digital divide continues to narrow between wealthy and developing ...
With IGTV, Instagram Takes Aim at YouTube via @WIRED
With IGTV, Instagram Takes Aim at YouTube
The new app for long-form video will exist within Instagram’s existing app, which now has more than 1 billion monthly active users.
BREAKING: The Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 that cell phone location data is protected by the Fourth Amendment.
📈'Solstice' comes from the Latin 'solstitium,' which combined the words for "sun" + "standing." #SummerSolstice
Definition of SOLSTICE
either of the two points on the ecliptic at which its distance from the celestial equator is greatest and which is reached by the sun each yearâ¦ ...
Browser fingerprinting can be used to track users just as cookies do, but using much more subtle and hard-to-control techniques. It's likely illegal under the GDPR.
The GDPR and Browser Fingerprinting: How It Changes the Game for the Sneakiest Web Trackers
The GDPR and Browser Fingerprinting: How It Changes the Game for the Sneakiest Web TrackersBrowser fingerprinting is on a collision course with privac...
These are the three types of bias that explain all the junk in your newsfeed: https://t.co/QsMSbsiD9W
It's still 3 months away, but the stoke is real for this event.
Get involved by becoming a sponsor, or submitting a marine-focused problem that you'd like to see these inspiring, brilliant humans tackle.
Hack for the Sea Honolulu on Twitter
ICYMI: 8 private high schools in Washington, D.C. area will phase out AP courses by 2022https://ihenow.com/2MHJLoJ
World’s 1st international standard for audio-based indoor navigation systems helps the visually impaired navigate the #LondonUnderground https://t.co/Jt9DwMrz3A #a11y
A free four-day workshop introducing visual storytelling to women interested in a career in cinematography. For more info and to apply, go to https://t.co/rUMCF46yC4
Do you know the rights of whistleblowers under the law? If not, check out this explainer, The Law and Whistleblowing, part of The #Whistleblower Project, a collaboration between SPJ and @GovAcctProj.
The Whistleblower Project
A collaboration between the Society of Professional Journalists and the Government Accountability Project.
The end of #NetNeutrality won't be a flashy apocalypse; it will be a slow decline into the Internet of ISP gatekeeping.
What to Watch for in an Internet Without Net Neutrality (And How To Stop It)
On Monday, June 11, the FCC's rollback of net neutrality rules goes into effect, but don't expect the Internet to change overnight.We still have promi...
"Come early, stay late, pick up holiday and weekend shifts, and volunteer for every assignment that's up for grabs."
Advice for interns: Go beyond what's required, send handwritten thank you notes and find allies
Welcome to intern season.
Inside Amazon's Painstaking Pursuit to Teach Alexa French via @WIRED
Inside Amazon's Painstaking Pursuit to Teach Alexa French
Amazon tries to translate its homegrown voice assistant into a global success.
Mark your 📅! Join us for "Preparing for National Day of Civic Hacking (NDoCH): Virtual Workshop" register here 👉 https://t.co/i9tK8leIEL
June 18th at 4 pm PT. #NationalDayofCivicHacking