I am Jay Hartwell, the faculty adviser to student-led media programs at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa on Oʻahu, where I went to high school, worked for 38 years since college and graduate school on the continent, and helped raise a daughter and son with my wife Cindy.
Since 1997 I have been the faculty advisor to Ka Leo O Hawaiʻi, the once-a-week student newspaper, website and social media @kaleoohawaii operation for the Mānoa campus, and Hawaiʻi Review, the biannual literary journal. For eight years I also served as advisor to KTUH, the student-managed, 3,000-watt FM radio station (90.3-Honolulu, 91.1-North Shore, and 89.9-Windward Oʻahu) that is licensed to the UH Board of Regents. These programs and University of Hawaii Productions are governed by the university’s Student Media Board. As a board member of the Hawaii Publishers Association, I coordinate with my university Journalism Day training in the fall for state high school students and assist with the annual Hawaiʻi High School Journalism Awards in the spring.
I came to the University after 20 years in journalism and communications; first as a summer intern for Honolulu's afternoon newspaper (Honolulu Star-Bulletin 1977 and 1979), then as a general assignment reporter for Honolulu's morning newspaper (The Honolulu Advertiser 1980-1988). Those papers merged in 2010 to form the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. I left the newspaper to write Nā Mamo: Hawaiian People Today (ʻAi Pōhaku Press), which won Hawaiʻi Book of the Year and Excellence in Hawaiian Culture honors in 1997. I also served as Communications Officer for the Honolulu City Council (1992-1994). Since joining the university, Ka Leo and KTUH staffs have won national and state honors for their work, including consecutive Paʻi Awards for College Newspaper Excellence. The College Media Association selected me in 2012 for the Reid H. Montgomery Distinguished Service Award. In 2013 I accepted a Fulbright Scholar award to teach journalism in Viet Nam for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Master of Science degree
Graduated May 1979 with Master of Science degree. Concentration: Broadcast Journalism. Master’s Thesis Project: New York City Public Schools. Overseas Press Club Scholarship.
Bachelor's Degree Cum Laude
Graduated May 1978 with Bachelor's Degree Cum Laude. Major: Political Science. Blue Key Honor Society. Editor, The Catalyst. Chair, Cutler Publications, Inc.
Faculty Adviser – Student Media.
Resumed position as adviser to student media programs, including the campus newspaper (KaLeo), website (kaleo.org)... Read
Fulbright Core Scholar – Viet Nam.
• Hosted by Hue University in central Viet Nam to conduct journalism workshops at the College of Sciences and universities throughout the country and for a professional association based in Ha Noi. • Provided 20 journalism workshops for 968 students at Hue University College of Sciences (photo and video magazine journalism and multimedia website journalism), Da Nang University of Education (photo and video journalism), Can Tho University (photo journalism) and Thai Nguyen University (photo and print journalism) and photojournalism at American Center for the U.S. Embassy in Rangoon, Burma (Yangon, Myanmar). • Conducted three workshops on magazine design for 60 editors and one workshop on online reporting for 36 reporters – all affiliated with Academy of Journalism and Communication and the Center for Further Training of Professional Journalists, Vietnam Journalists Association, in Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City. • Review and approved for publication 1700 still photographs (Flickr) and 32 videos (YouTube) created by 32 students from Hue University College of Sciences for the Hue Festival, a biannual event that featured eight days of cultural performances by groups from Vietnam, Hungary, China, Finland, Belgium, United States, France, Norway, Japan, Poland, Congo, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Peru, Argentina, the Philippines, Laos, India, Russia, Colombia, Singapore, Australia, Korea, Chile, Denmark, Cuba, England, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Uruguay, Israel, and Brazil. • Presented at two conferences: “(Mis)Representing Vietnam through Photography,” Engaging with Vietnam Conference, Thai Nguyen University, December 16, 2013. “Fulbright Opportunities,” East-West Center International Media Conference, March 12, 2014. Yangon, Myanmar. • Delivered three lectures on at the American Center for the U.S. Embassy in Ha Noi (“How to Present” to 90 people and “Citizen Journalism” to 30 participants and again to 10 staff), one lecture on “How to Present” to 300 people at the American Center at the U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City, and one lecture on “Citizen Journalism” to 15 participants at the American Center for the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Korea.
Faculty Adviser – Student Media
• Serve as faculty member for University’s Department of Student Life and Development, which provides extra-curricular learning experiences for 20,000 Manoa students in governance, leadership, intramurals, orientation, service, recreational activities, and media. • Advise student media programs involving 100 students and $700,000 in combined budgets for Ka Leo O Hawaiʻi: campus newspaper, website (www.kaleo.org) and social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram via @kaleoohawaii); biannual student literary magazine Hawaiʻi Review (www.hawaiireview.org); year-round, 3000-watt FM radio station with webcasting (http://ktuh.org) that involves 60 students, part-time engineer and annual budget of $70,000; and University of Hawaiʻi Productions video unit (http://uhpro.org). • Provide year-round journalism training/modules for student editors and staff that range from one to six-hour sessions covering multimedia approaches, interviewing, ethics, photography, packaging content and design for print and web. • Give program students daily advice on training, management, hiring, budgeting, personnel, reporting/writing/editing stories for all mediums, libel, First Amendment, editing, design, advertising, staff recruitment and retention, media law, job hunting, marketing, procurement, programming, and Federal Communication Commission regulations. • Collaborate with School of Communications and Department of English faculty to integrate their curriculums and students with our media program through 1 and 3-credit practicum and internships. • Chair annual, day-long high school journalism workshop on university campus that brings 70 editors and teachers to campus for hands-on sessions run by professionals from local media. • Coordinated annually until 2013 the Hawaii High School Journalism Awards that involves student media programs from 23 public and private schools, 14 categories in two divisions (print and online), and 32 professional judges using a web-based contest system managed by SmallTownPapers via betternewspapercontest.com for Hawaii Publishers Association. • Taught EdEA 370 Practicum that emphasizes use of Teams Courses to identify leadership challenges and opportunities in teams. Assigned to teach EdEA 370 course on Peer Leadership and Mentoring. • Developed specifications for and managed $212,000 printing contract; using two, off-site 4-color presses requiring FTP file transfers, inserts, occasional glossy covers, once a week air and truck delivery from Maui after four years of three-days-a-week publication. • Purchase, maintain and oversee updating 45 computers and software (OSX and Windows) and user accounts with Adobe Creative Suite 6.0 and InCopy 5.5 and FileMaker 11; with offsite virtual server and backup serviced by $3,000 contract with campus’ Information Technology Services. • Help prepare and complete annual budget, monthly reconciliations and variances. File monthly P-card logs, confirm student status via BANNER system, initiate and finalize requisitions for Purchase Orders and travel paperwork through university’s financial management information system (Kuali) and eTravel, oversee SuperQuote bidding with commercepoint.com. • Work with Facilities and Grounds, Procurement and Real Property Management, Transportation Services and Campus Security offices to maintain building safety, access, and certificates of insurance for off-campus news racks, radio station translator, and delivery van. • Responsible for overseeing student-initiated projects to ensure compliance with state and university rules: including 2001 construction of $70,000, 3,000-watt FM tower, antennae, and transmitter and on-campus concerts for 4,000 attendees (Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Beck, No Doubt) that generated additional revenue for radio station. • Provided university sponsorship for grants to high school journalism programs from Newspaper Association of American Foundation, Dow Jones Newspaper Fund. • Coordinated Society for News Design workshop on campus with Society of Professional Journalists’ Hawai`i Chapter, February 2004. • • Developed 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 workshops for UH System student newspapers with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists with Hawaiʻi ties: then Los Angeles Times’ reporter Robert Lopez, USA Today reporter Byron Acohido and then Sacramento Bee editor Melanie Sill. • Attend national conventions of Associated Collegiate Press, College Media Association, Collegiate Broadcasters, and Journalism Education Association. • Created and facilitated curriculum for New Student Orientation, Summers 2000-2010. • Conduct Workshops on Student Media and/or Leadership for: ! Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) Spring National College Journalism Conventions (Los Angeles), 2015 and 2016. ! ACP/College Media Association National Conventions, 2014 and 2015. ! Hue University of Sciences, Department of Journalism, December 2012. ! University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, October 2011. ! Hoʻopili Hou, Hawaiʻi State Student Leadership Conference, Kauaʻi, 2008. ! Hoʻopili Hou, Hawaiʻi State Student Leadership Conference, Laʻie, 2006. ! Associated Collegiate Press Conventions: 2005, 2004, 2003, and 2000. ! Hoʻopili Hou, Hawaiʻi State Student Leadership Conference, Hilo, 2004. ! Association of College Unions International Hawaiʻi Sub-Regional Conference in Hilo, October 1998.
•Finished 250-page book, Nā Mamo: Hawaiian People Today (Honolulu: ʻAi Pohaku Press). • Supervised mother’s post-stroke health care from 1995 until her death in December 1998
• Coordinated media outreach and publicity for Honolulu mayoral candidate Gary Gill. • Responsible for broadcast and print press strategies: releases, conferences, debates, staged and unrehearsed events.
• Served as media liaison and oversaw project that televised live Council meetings, including first, remote live broadcast from Kapolei. • Implemented computerized Bulletin Board System for public. • Coordinated Council's community meetings, two island conferences and intervention in state Public Utilities Commission hearings on communication technologies.
• Researched Nā Mamo: Hawaiian People Today, 250-page nonfiction book on modern nativeHawaiians. • Oversaw manuscript’s editing, fundraising, website, grant writing and eventual marketing. • Developed, with Bishop Museum and Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, a traveling exhibit of Anne Kapulani Landgraf’s photographs for the book. • Sought and obtained funding from Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Estate of James Campbell, and Hawaiian Airlines to underwrite the cost of preparing the book.
Writer and Night City Editor
Reported for 105,000-circulation, locally owned, morning newspaper. • Beats included government, Hawaiian affairs and culture, education, arts, and generalassignment. • Headed investigations of racism, homelessness, and tourism fraud. • Worked as Progress Edition section editor; state and night city editor. • Wrote, edited and designed pages for feature, travel, and food sections.
Helped financial correspondents and editors Myron Kandel and Lou Dobbs and occasionally bureau anchor Mary Alice Williams during CNN’s launch.
Oversaw Graduate School of Journalism's Broadcast Lab and assisted students with courses.
Summers 1977 (Intern) and 1979.
Worked as general assignment staff writer for Honolulu's afternoon daily newspaper.
Awardee, Fulbright U.S.
Awardee, College Media Associations’
Fellow, Knight Digital Media Center
Awardee, College Media Associations’ Four-Year
Awardee, from HawaiʻiBook of the Year and Excellence in Hawaiian Culture honors
Board member 2010 - present
Hawaii Publishers Association, 2007
1997 - present
Western Association of University Publication Managers
1997 - present
College Media Association
Collegiate Broadcasters Inc.
Summer - 2006
Conducting Internal Investigations
Fundraising for Student Affairs
Designing and Facilitating
Learning to Lead Collaboratively
Designing and Using Information Technology Accessible to Persons with Disabilities
Facilitating Strategic Thinking & Planning
Nā Mamo: Hawaiian People Today
2015 - present
Member, ʻAina Haina Prepared
2003 - 2011
2003 - 2012
2000 - 2002
1998 - 2004
1993 - 1995
Feb 20, 2016
“Reinventing Student Media”
Facilitated workshop at Associated Collegiate Press National College Journalism Convention, (Los Angeles, Calif.). Overseas Press Club Scholarship.
Associated Collegiate Press
“Be Prepared for Breaking News,” “Shooting Video on Your Smart Phone,” “Reformatting Content for Social Media,” and “10 Lessons Learned from a Life in Journalism” at the Associated Collegiate Press National College Journalism Conventions (Los Angeles: February 18-21, 2016, and Austin: October 29-31, 2015).
Feb-19,2015 Sep-11,2015 Feb-2,2016.
“10 Lessons Learned from a Life in Journalism”
“Future of Journalism Education in Universities in Vietnam”
Served as convener and moderator of a two-hour roundtable discussion that featured journalism deans from the Universities of Social Sciences and Humanities in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, the editor of an online news site, and respondents from Vietnam National University and University of California at Berkeley.
“Fulbright in Your Future”
“(Mis)Representing Vietnam through Photography”
Mar 26-30, 2012
“Creating a Student Newspaper”
Included field trips to Thua Thien Hua newspaper and TRT television and radio offices.
“Interviewing and Photography for a Student Newspaper”
“My Pathway to Student Media Advising and the University of Hawaiʻi.”
Association of College Unions International
“The AP Quiz”
“Ten Tips to Surviving Reader Outrage.”
“College Editor. Summer Intern. The Job”
“Your Journalism Future.”
For Hawaii High School Journalism Awards (Honolulu, Hawaiʻi).