Jay Craig Hartwell

Student Media Advisor                                             

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa                                

Office of Student Life and Development                   

2445 Campus Road, Hemenway 107

Honolulu, Hawaiʻi  96822








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  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



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.





Shooting Video on Your Smartphone


UGC: Verifying User Generated Content


How to Present


10 Lessons Learned 


Social Media & Mobile Journalism


Surviving Reader Outrage


College Editor to Summer Intern to The Job


Preparing Your Resume, Clips and Cover Letter.


What I Have Done You Can Do 




My Vitae


Na Mamo: Hawaiian People Today




College Media Association


Collegiate Broadcasters, Inc.


Natl. Fed. of Community Broadcasters


Student Press Law Center