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Make Your Message Matter

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.


“I didn’t think when I started journalism three years ago that I would be stuck at home from school writing about history we will be talking about when I grow up," said Sam Shelenberger, a high school senior and editor-in-chief of his school paper.

In challenging circumstances, students write first draft of history

Quill, a magazine by the Society of Professional Journalists

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Successful leaders are great communicators. Grow your skills at PRSA's "Leadership Communication Certificate Program" happening consecutive Thursdays from Aug. 20 to Sept. 24. Discover how to build credibility & communicate authentically — register here>> https://bit.ly/3deJAhF

"Your audience has new concerns and worries. Content marketing is your way of telling your story—one they’ll want to be part of," says @BrennerMichael on #PRsay. >> https://bit.ly/2Z29mkP

Hear more from Brenner at PRSA's virtual workshop on June 9. >> >>https://bit.ly/2yTBfkC

"Other than a quick call for an essential accuracy check, letting sources review content in any more detail is fraught with potential danger.... Yet some newsrooms allow pre-publication review to varying degrees."

Should journalists let sources look over stories before publication? - Poynter

Journalists generally have a one-way relationship with sources. We take the information, publish the story and deal later with what the source thinks ...

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Whether you're looking for a job or you have an opening, you've come to the right place. SPJ's Career Center can help:
– Job seekers: Browse new jobs, search listings, upload resumes & more
– Employers: Post jobs, search resumes, manage applications & more

Employment and Career - 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...

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