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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.

There’s been a lot of backlash over #FaceApp—which uses AI to turn people’s faces old and gray—being run by a Russian company that sends user pics to its servers. Some of those concerns are warranted.

But trust us, there are bigger apps to worry about 1/

Think FaceApp Is Scary? Wait Till You Hear About Facebook

The idea that FaceApp is somehow exceptionally dangerous threatens to obscure the real point: All apps deserve this level of scrutiny.

Dispelling the notion that young adults don’t pay attention to news, a new @knightfdn survey shows 88 percent of people ages 18-34 access news at least weekly, including 53 percent who do so every day.

Young Adults' News Behaviors and Beliefs

Dispelling the notion that young adults don’t pay attention to news, a new survey shows 88 percent of people ages 18-34 access news at least wee...

Reviewing media literacy efforts: "One of the problems in all of this, which I’d put in the category of pointless turf battles, is people using different expressions for these literacies, and fighting for the funding which has been quite limited."

Nuclear disasters, information vacuums: How a lack of data in Fukushima led to the spread of fake health news

Plus: All the media literacy resources, and giving parents information about the flu vaccine.

We’re in the @NYTimes telling @SlackHQ to step up, minimize the amount of sensitive data hanging around on its servers, and give all its users retention controls.

Opinion | What if All Your Slack Chats Were Leaked?

Unless the company makes changes to its encryption and retention policies, using Slack could put your data at risk.

@damianradcliffe @propublica @ACInvestigates 3. @fow_media Fow media talked about the negative impacts that social media can have on face to face interaction. With the uprising of social media, it has caused people to lose their social skills and use abbreviations more often.

How Social Media Has Changed How We Communicate - Future Of Work

Social media has clearly changed how we interact and communicate with each other. Here are a few of the ways it's changed.

Opinion: The Department of Homeland Security reports that the facial recognition program being used at airports will be able to scan 97% of commercial air passengers departing the US by 2023.

Here's why you should avoid the tech if you can:

I Opted Out of Facial Recognition at the Airport—It Wasn't Easy

Opinion: We've been assured that facial recognition technology is secure, reliable, and accurate. That's far from certain.

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