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Welcome to the School of Communications at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. 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.

49% of Americans say it is unacceptable for smart speaker makers to sharing users' audio recordings with law enforcement to help with criminal investigations; 25% think that is acceptable. Rest are not sure in NEW @pewinternet survey

Americans and Privacy: Concerned, Confused and Feeling Lack of Control Over Their Personal Information

Majorities of U.S. adults believe their personal data is less secure now, that data collection poses more risks than benefits, and that it is not poss...

"McClatchy...said on Wednesday that it planned to eliminate Saturday print issues at all its daily newspapers by the end of 2020, though a new slate of articles will continue to appear digitally."

McClatchy Says So Long to Saturday (Print) Newspapers

The fifth-largest newspaper chain in the country will try to encourage more digital subscriptions with a weekend plan affecting dailies in 14 states.

How can AI foster local news innovation? Apply to attend NewsLab '20, a new event from NYC Media Lab with support from @knightfdn. 150 newsroom leaders will convene for workshops, discussions and strategy sessions:

The development potential of bringing millions of unconnected women online is enormous. The impact could be huge for the education of women & girls, access to finance, better health care + inspire a new generation of digital entrepreneurs @ITU #ITUdata

"As we consider frictions imposed by spaces & technology built by people, we must hold the truth that they are entangled with our expectations for ourselves & one another.” — D&S Affiliate @ChanceyFleet for @UrbanOmnibus

Accessibility, Augmented | Urban Omnibus

From video-enabled visual interpretation to 3D audio effects, smartphone wayfinding apps have a lot to offer Blind users. But these new features are n...

More place-based foundations are making grants to news organizations, to cover the issues that matter most in their communities. But where to start? Learn 5 strategies from @mediatwit and @knightfdn

5 Ways Place-Based Foundations Can Support Local News

Local foundations are known for directing grants to nonprofits in their towns, but not as much for supporting local news. That equation is…

Kicking off a big series I've been working on: Knight VP
shares how to support journalists in communities + new resources for advancing local news nationwide. #lovelocalnews

Advancing a new era in local news: a call to action

A new era in the local news landscape is emerging. On Monday, the Salt Lake Tribune announced a historic IRS ruling, allowing their…

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