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JournalismSchool of Communications
College of Social Sciences
2550 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-8881
Fax: (808) 956-5396
J.C. Ady, PHD (Chair)—intercultural and organizational communication
The Academic Program
Journalism (JOUR) education develops the student’s ability to gather, analyze, and organize information and to communicate it clearly, effectively, and responsibly using multiple media platforms. Journalism education embraces the social, cultural and historic contexts of reporting on public and social institutions as well as on individuals and groups. It stresses the importance of a free, vigorous and responsible press to the maintenance of an informed citizenry in order to exercise the rights of self-governance in a democracy.
Students learn how journalists also contribute to life-long learning through reports that enlighten and enliven audiences, whether in print, broadcast, online or other new media formats.
The Journalism degree program is professional in its orientation and accepts a limited number of upper-division students each Fall into a two-year program. Admission to the major requires junior standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA and acceptable score on an admission test. Majors must maintain a 3.0 GPA and follow the prescribed course sequencing to remain in the program.
Students are encouraged to work for campus media such as Ka Leo O Hawai‘i or KTUH-FM news and to participate in an extensive program of professional internships.
Advising is mandatory for all journalism majors.