Effective July 1, 2022: The School of Communications is now part of the newly formed School of Communication and Information within the College of Social Sciences. Visitors may still utilize the general information and contacts listed on this website.

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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.

Beware 'poor' writing: Labelling workers as 'unskilled' -- code for without a college degree and so of less economic, and journalistic, value -- can limit who is interviewed and why. Result is stories about working-class readers rather than for them. @cjr

Against ‘poor’ reporting

One of the phrases that most offends Heather Bryant, a former reporter and director of the Tiny News Collective, is “unskilled worker,” va...


Broadband allows for global connectivity, but social challenges can determine otherwise. @davidmmHI and Steven Golden share their thoughts on how to overcome the #digitaldivide in a recent @StarAdvertiser op-ed. Read here: https://bit.ly/3b8fIaX. #DigitalEquityHawaii

Twitter starts testing new CoTweets feature that lets two accounts co-author a tweet https://trib.al/1j3ZVFi

Cronkite Professor honored for #diversity and media research. Sharon Bramlett-Solomon has devoted more than 3 decades to researching issues including the workplace environment and experiences of journalists of color.

Cronkite professor honored for diversity and media research

Sharon Bramlett-Solomon has devoted more than three decades to researching diversity and media issues, including the workplace environment and experie...


The TikTok ‘blackout challenge’ has now allegedly killed seven kids https://www.theverge.com/2022/7/7/23199058/tiktok-lawsuits-blackout-challenge-children-death?utm_campaign=theverge&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

📣We just published a very first introductory guide into the #DSA! If you wonder who or what the law will regulate, how individuals will benefit from new fundamental rights safeguards or when it will become applicable, this piece is for you.

The Digital Services Act: your guide to the EU’s new content moderation rules - Access Now

The EU Digital Services Act has finally arrived. We unpack what this law contains and the changes people can expect to see from 2024 onwards.


How do you say #digitalequity? From Hawaiian and Japanese to Filipino and Chinese, here are a few ways we say it in #Hawaii! #DigitalEquityHawaii

Some world leaders used the pandemic as an excuse to silence critics, roll back civil liberties, and consolidate power. Can the damage be undone? @JoelSimonSays, a fellow at @columbiajourn’s @TowCenter and @KnightColumbia, weighs in.

How COVID-19 Infected Democracy

Some world leaders used the pandemic as an excuse to silence critics, roll back civil liberties, and consolidate power. Can the damage be undone?


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