Jay Hartwell

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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.

Jay Hartwell
P.O. Box 240641 Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96824-0641



May 1979
Master of Science degree
Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism. New York City.

Graduated May 1979 with Master of Science degree. Concentration: Broadcast Journalism. Master’s Thesis Project: New York City Public Schools. Overseas Press Club Scholarship.

May 1978
Bachelor's Degree Cum Laude
The Colorado College. Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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.
University of Hawaiʻi - Mānoa. Honolulu, Hawaii.

Resumed position as adviser to student media programs, including the campus newspaper (KaLeo), website (kaleo.org)... Read

Aug–2013 Jun–2014
Fulbright Core Scholar – Viet Nam.
Hue, 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.

Aug–1997 Jul–2013
Faculty Adviser – Student Media
niversity of Hawaiʻi - Mānoa. Honolulu, Hawaii.

• 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.

Sep–1994 Aug–1997
Freelance Writer
Honolulu, Hawaii.

•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

Aug–1994 Sep–1994
Media Director
Gary Gill for Mayor

• 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.

Oct–1992 Jul–1994
Communications Officer
Honolulu City Council

• 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.

Jun–1988 Oct–1990
Kawananakoa Foundation Fellowship

• 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.

Nov–1980 Jun–1988
Writer and Night City Editor
The Honolulu Advertiser

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.

Summer 1980
News Assistant
Cable News Network (CNN). New York City.

Helped financial correspondents and editors Myron Kandel and Lou Dobbs and occasionally bureau anchor Mary Alice Williams during CNN’s launch.

Sep–1979 JuN–1980
Graduate Assistant
Columbia University. New York City.

Oversaw Graduate School of Journalism's Broadcast Lab and assisted students with courses.

Summers 1977 (Intern) and 1979.
Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Worked as general assignment staff writer for Honolulu's afternoon daily newspaper.


2013 2014
Awardee, Fulbright U.S.
Core Scholar for Viet Nam

Awardee, College Media Associations’
Reid H. Montgomery Distinguished Service Award

Fellow, Knight Digital Media Center
University of California at Berkeley

Awardee, College Media Associations’ Four-Year
Honor Roll Multi-Media Adviser

Awardee, from HawaiʻiBook of the Year and Excellence in Hawaiian Culture honors
Book Publishers Association (for Nā Mamo: Hawaiian People Today)


Board member 2010 - present
Hawaii Publishers Association, 2007

1997 - present
Western Association of University Publication Managers

1997 - present
College Media Association

1999 2005
Collegiate Broadcasters Inc.


Summer - 2006
WebCT Certification
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Recruitment Bootcamp
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Conducting Internal Investigations
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Advanced Facilitation
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Fundraising for Student Affairs
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Designing and Facilitating
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Learning to Lead Collaboratively
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Designing and Using Information Technology Accessible to Persons with Disabilities
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Facilitating Strategic Thinking & Planning
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa


Nā Mamo: Hawaiian People Today
Honolulu: ʻAi Pohaku Press


2015 - present
Member, ʻAina Haina Prepared
Trained for Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

2003 - 2011
Assistant Scoutmaster
Troop 10 (Kaimuki, Hawaiʻi), Boy Scouts of America

2003 - 2012
Positive Coaching Alliance-Hawaiʻi

2000 - 2002
Committee Chair
Pack 1, Boy Scouts of America

1998 - 2004
Publicity Chair
Hanahauʻoli School Children’s Fair

1993 - 1995
The Early School Board of Directors


Feb 20, 2016
“Reinventing Student Media”
Moderated day long

Facilitated workshop at Associated Collegiate Press National College Journalism Convention, (Los Angeles, Calif.). Overseas Press Club Scholarship.

Feb-2016 Oct-2015
Associated Collegiate Press
Moderated day long

“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”
Punahou School (Honolulu)

Jul-7, 2015
“Future of Journalism Education in Universities in Vietnam”
Engaging with Vietnam Conference, Hanoi, Viet Nam

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.

Feb-23, 2015.
“Fulbright Scholars”
Office of Student Affairs, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Oct-31, 2014
“Fulbright in Your Future”
Associated Collegiate Press National College Journalism Convention, Philadelphia

Mar-12, 2014
“Fulbright Opportunities”
East-West Center International Media Conference, Yangon, Myanmar

Dec-16, 2013
“(Mis)Representing Vietnam through Photography”
Engaging with Vietnam Conference, Thai Nguyen University

Mar 26-30, 2012
“Creating a Student Newspaper”
IDEA International School (Hue, Viet Nam)

Included field trips to Thua Thien Hua newspaper and TRT television and radio offices.

Apr-2, 2012
“Interviewing and Photography for a Student Newspaper”
IDEA International School Open House (Hue, Viet Nam)

Apr-3, 2012
“My Pathway to Student Media Advising and the University of Hawaiʻi.”
Department of Journalism and Media Studies, Hue University (Hue, Viet Nam)

Association of College Unions International
Hawaiʻi Sub-Regional Conference in Hilo

Oct-1, 2011
“The AP Quiz”
University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, Media Symposium, (Hilo, Hawaiʻi)

Nov-8, 2003
“Ten Tips to Surviving Reader Outrage.”
Associated Collegiate Press National Convention (Dallas, Texas)

Nov-8, 2003
“College Editor. Summer Intern. The Job”
Associated Collegiate Press National Convention (Dallas, Texas)

May-9, 2003
“Your Journalism Future.”
Hawaii Publishers Association annual awards luncheon

For Hawaii High School Journalism Awards (Honolulu, Hawaiʻi).

Apr-12, 2003
“College Editor. Summer Intern. The Job.”
JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention (Portland, Oregon)

Ho`opili Hou
Hawaiʻi State Student Leadership Conference, Kauaʻi

Ho`opili Hou
Hawaiʻi State Student Leadership Conference, Laʻie

16, 15, 14, 05, 04, 03, 2000, 1999
Associated Collegiate
Press Conventions

Hoʻopili Hou
Hawaiʻi State Student Leadership Conference, Hilo