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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.

Honolulu, Hawaii

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 #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.

We're hiring! Learn more about why EFF is a great place to work, from terrific benefits including housing and student loan reimbursement to a commitment to diversity—and we're changing the world through impact litigation, technology, and activism.

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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:

🚫🚬 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:

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

Why we were captivated by the story of 12 boys trapped in a cave

Great opportunity for Hawaii employers! ETF subsidy available, email 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

How ICTs can drive the transformation towards sustainable + resilient societies #ICT4SDG #HLPF

Trump Administration Backs Off Reshuffling of #StudentDebt Collection: via @insidehighered #ICYMI

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...

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: #hawaiihall #uhmanoa

⌛ #ThrowbackThursday: #UHManoa students were chosen to be docents at the #WorldsFair in Brussels in 1958. In addition, they also met with Territorial Governor William F. Quinn to show off a model of the Expo's iconic #Atomium structure. (📸: January 1958)

Reuse. Recycle. Reduce and repair.
Here's how you can support sustainable #eWaste management #ICT4SDG

New on Inside Higher Ed | The Trump administration rescinds Obama-era guidance on affirmative action

To help newsrooms protect their journalists, @NewsEditors and @APME have created a tip sheet explaining how to react if an aggressor enters the building.

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

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 #journalism #collegemedia

"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...

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.

The results of this study indicate that Instagram posts which contain narrative qualities generate more engagement from audiences than those that do not:
@Mromney7 @rgrantjohnson

Here's what you wish every boss knew when hiring.

Watch the full TED Talk here: @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... ⬅️It's your @ITU weekly roundup of top tech news!

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.

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...

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.

BREAKING: The Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 that cell phone location data is protected by the Fourth Amendment.

These are the three types of bias that explain all the junk in your newsfeed:

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 2022

World’s 1st international standard for audio-based indoor navigation systems helps the visually impaired navigate the #LondonUnderground #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

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.

"Come early, stay late, pick up holiday and weekend shifts, and volunteer for every assignment that's up for grabs."

Older woman talking to younger woman in office

Advice for interns: Go beyond what's required, send handwritten thank you notes and find allies

Welcome to intern season.

Mark your 📅! Join us for "Preparing for National Day of Civic Hacking (NDoCH): Virtual Workshop" register here 👉
June 18th at 4 pm PT. #NationalDayofCivicHacking