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.

EFF's Nate Cardozo explains why Australia's new anti-encryption law weakens security for everyone: "Once WhatsApp, for example, builds a system at the behest of the Australians, everyone gets to use it."

Outside the the Sydney Opera House in Australia, where a new law empowers the authorities to compel tech giants to create ways around the encryption built into their products.

Did Australia Poke a Hole in Your Phone‘s Security?

A law passed last month allows the authorities to compel tech companies to build tools to bypass their products‘ encryption. It has global impli...

Did we just experience the hardest decade in journalism?

Are Newspapers Heading Toward Post-Print Obscurity? @djeditorialteam

Okinawa Prefectural Gov student essay contest; current students (undergrad & grad) enrolled in classes online or campus based AS WELL AS recent graduates studying at a HI university/college invited to enter; deadline 2/1/2019; more info at

We launched a new podcast about fact-checking and misinformation — and the first episode is live today

We can now create videos of people saying things they never said. This is how you can spot them.

Watch the full TED Talk here:

If you haven’t secured an #internship for 2019, there’s still time. Take a look at a list of internships compiled by Quill Editor Monica Williams. Need help getting started? Here are some tips to consider over winter break.

'Schlemiel': an unlucky bungler
'Schlimazel': a consistently unlucky person


Newsrooms have failed spectacularly at increasing diversity among their staff. "The main entry points into the profession—unpaid internships and journalism schools—tend to favor people who come from wealthy backgrounds."

Decades of Failure

In 1979, the American Society of News Editors pledged that, by the year 2000, the percentage of racial and ethnic minorities in newsrooms would mat...

AP Stylebook editors have made hundreds of changes in recent years. Some are high profile, many are not. Are you keeping up with the latest AP style guidance?

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