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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.


SPJ wants to help you do your job remotely and continue your professional development during the COVID-19 crisis. Our events calendar is a one-stop shop for the latest journalism webinars and e-learning offerings from our journalism friends and partners: https://bit.ly/3aOx5rK

Many Americans are working from home or connecting with loved ones over the Internet. However, not all Americans have broadband Internet access. @UVA Media Studies Prof @Ali_Christopher comments on this disparity.

Digital divide: Rural broadband in the time of coronavirus

Not everyone can telework during the coronavirus pandemic, because they lack reliable broadband. Many who lack broadband live in rural areas.

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Amid the coronavirus pandemic, people are having to find different ways to mourn their loved ones.

Some are video conferencing family, or livestreaming funerals. Others are delaying memorials.

Social Distancing Means Mourners Find New Ways To Cope And Connect

With limits on social gatherings, Americans have to mourn their dead through online memorials and virtual funerals.

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Too many communities lack the resources and technologies to adequately track, mitigate, and overcome COVID-19. Tools like this @JohnsHopkins map, which tracks the spread of the virus, can assist us in visualizing who is being affected. #DataSavesLives

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Johns Hopkins experts in global public health, infectious disease, and emergency preparedness have been at the forefront of the international response...

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Hey journalists! I am making a list for my journalism students about best practices for interviewing sources via Zoom (or other virtual platform). I have a list going, but what tips would you share with student journalists? #studentjournalism #interviewing #journalism

Are we doing enough to help slow the "infodemic" around #COVID-19? Our CEO @dkyne shares some perspective about what we know from previous health crises and behavior change to help combat the communications overload #healthcomms #infodemic #behaviorchange

Are We Doing Enough to Tackle the Covid-19 Infodemic?

Back on February 15th, well before we entered the pandemic phase of the Covid-19 emergency, Dr. Tedros, Director-General of the World Health Organizat...

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