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.

'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?

Best practices for obtaining great reference letters (opinion)

Today, shoppers on some of London's busiest streets will be targeted by facial recognition software that can scan hundreds of faces a second

For a number of reasons and meanings, ‘justice’ was on the minds of many in 2018.

‘Justice’ is our 2018 #WordOfTheYear.

Get ready for #4genderstudies tomorrow! Use Tuesday, December 18 and send your tweets to your/colleagues' research, articles, books on #gender and #media #journalism #communication using the #4genderstudies hashtag!

FSD ICA on Twitter

“Mark your calendars for December 18, 2018 for the #4genderstudies hashtag initiative: tweet your research, articles and arguments to strengthen...

Learning from the pros: @KaLeoOHawaii’s Algeo Rosario and @HawaiiNewsNow ‘s @DillonAncheta swing by for a crash course in newswriting with the RamPage crew! #hnn #radfordsrampage

“Data ownership” does not fix existing problems: it creates new ones. My article on why we need a Bill of Data Rights just out in @techreview cc @katecrawford @zephoria @harlanyu @datasociety @AINowInstitute @ODIHQ

It’s time for a Bill of Data Rights

As the US Senate debates a new bill, a data-governance expert presents a plan to protect liberty and freedom in the digital age.

"In an era where impunity is an increasing norm, and human rights seem to be falling out of favor, video forensic journalism offers a dose of hope for its potential to go more mainstream and more local." @aellick #Predix2019

Video forensic reporting goes mainstream — and local

"The toolkit of social intelligence and listening devices is increasingly accessible for DIY video makers, lean local news departments, and internatio...

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