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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.

☀️ #ManoaMornings: Spring Registration is right around the corner for continuing students! One place to easily find your Registration Start Time is on your STAR GPS account under your Spring 2019 semester!

When a 📷 is worth more than just 1,000 words. We’re partnering with @nytimes to help digitize its collection of nearly 7 million photos from the last 100+ years. Take a look →

Sign up for the Project Jupyter Hackathon and learn about the @hawaiianelectric smart grid. This week on #bytemarkscafe

#Freelancers: Get Busy! It's not easy being a freelancer, so why not help us help editors find you? If you're not a part of SPJ's Freelancer Directory, there's no time like now to join. Best of all: If you're an SPJ Member, it won't cost you a thing.

Freelance Directory - Society of Professional Journalists

The Society of Professional Journalists is the nation's most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journa...

Zócalo is hiring! We're looking for a creative, entrepreneurial, and intellectually curious Associate Editor to join our team.

Associate Editor | Work With Us | Zócalo Public Square

Join a thriving organization with outsize reach and reputation.

Please retweet! REEL WĀHINE OF HAWAI‘I is about hardworking women filmmakers telling the stories of great women filmmakers. ONE SHOW ONLY, Saturday, Nov 10 at @HIFF. Tickets: @hiwomeninfilm @PICpacific @IngredientsHI @KGMB9News @pbshawaii @uluuluarchive

Across the world, governments are releasing data ranging from crime stats to pet licensing info. @uw_ischool (with help from an #IMLSgrant) is educating a new generation of students to become leaders in the field of open data.

iSchool team demystifies huge troves of government data

Governments are giving away mountains of data for free. Log in to the City of Seattle open data portal and you’ll find crime statistics sorted b...

All UH students are invited to participate in the Library Treasures Video-Shorts Competition! Registration runs 2018-11-01 through 2019-03-01, with an orientation to the library's collections scheduled for Feb. 15th. Find out more at:

What exactly is the “dark web” and do we need to be afraid of it? Comm Prof Robert Gehl explains the ins and outs of dark websites, which he says are “not well understood by the public, policymakers or the media.”

Illuminating the 'dark web'

Begun as part of efforts to preserve online anonymity and privacy, Freenet, Tor and the Invisible Internet Project are, like the rest of the web, home...

New findings show that online comments can hurt the credibility of a news outlet and the reporters who work there. Based on the data, negative comments have the same effect on men as they do on women. #journalism

If you let commenters go after your reporters, it hurts your credibility with other readers

The bright side (?): Women don't seem to face a higher credibility penalty from a mean comment than men do.

Only 51% of teens use @facebook, but 68% of adults do, according to new @pewresearch study. Find out what other #socialmedia tools are being used:

With this year's @HIFF just around the corner, a bit of history. The Varsity Theatre on University Avenue was the first home for the festival in the early 1980s.

The total number of journalists in local TV news surpassed the total tally of journalists at local daily newspapers in 2018. Here's how some TV stations are filling gaps in local news: @KattiGray @knightfdn @paleycenter #PaleyImpact

Embracing digital, some TV stations are filling gaps in local news

Even as local newspapers steadily close, the audiences and profits for some local TV stations are growing. That’s in part because local stations...

Harvard's Data Privacy Lab wants you to take its data and create a creative visualization showing how personal medical and mobile data is shared b/w companies. The contest, a Knight News Challenge winner, aims to promote awareness of data privacy issues.

Data Privacy Lab announces visualization contest

The Data Privacy Lab at Harvard University’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science is pleased to announce the theDataMap Visualization Conte...

"At the dawn of a new stage in the digital revolution, the world's two most powerful nations are rapidly retreating into positions of competitive isolation, like players across a Go board" #AI

The AI Cold War That Could Doom Us All

Artificial intelligence could be the ultimate authoritarian tool. But one thing's for sure: Charging into an AI arms race against China is a huge mist...

Need a break? A hidden gem on UHM Campus, the Pause Space is a place to unplug, relax, and meditate.

Check it out:


Can technology address our misinformation problem, or does it come down to people and what they do or don’t do? #knightcomm @thesamgill

Why combatting fake news requires people and technology — working together

Concerns about the spread of misinformation online have raced into crisis mode.

Tune into the #whyPRSSA Facebook Live happening now!

We're excited to announce our October #SMStudentChat will be Crisis Communication in Social Media. Learn from the best in the fields of nonprofit management, marketing, emergency preparedness, and higher education. Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. ET. @PRSSANational @PRSAEducators @SMprofessors

In Sweden, thousands of people have had microchips inserted into their hands.

The chips are designed to access users' homes, offices and gyms by swiping their hands against digital readers.

Thousands Of Swedes Are Inserting Microchips Under Their Skin

Proponents of the chips say they're safe and largely protected from hacking, but one scientist is raising privacy concerns around the kind of personal...

🗓️📻 Celebrate War of the Worlds 80th anniversary at @KennedyTheatre! In time for Halloween, this radio play is about a cataclysmic invasion of aliens from #Mars that caused confusion and panic when it initially aired on October 30, 1938. Learn more here:

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