Kevin Kawamoto, MSW, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the University of Hawaii School of Communications and teaches courses in journalism and multimedia.
He was also a former assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Communications. Prior to teaching, he worked at the Freedom Forum Media Studies Center at Columbia University in New York City. Kawamoto was also a degree fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu and a visiting student at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan.
In the summer of 1999 he worked at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer through an Excellence in Journalism fellowship sponsored by the American Society of Newspaper Editors.
Kawamoto's research focuses on computer-mediated communication, the social impact of technology on human communities, and cross-cultural and international communications.
Recent Posts by Kevin Kawamoto
Simulated Trauma in the ClassroomMarch 31, 2010 by Sue Lockett John, Kevin Kawamoto
To prepare students to interview victims of traumatic events, journalism schools are using simulations and role-play. This guide shows educators how it's done.
Rwanda Documentary Illuminates Lingering Effects of GenocideJuly 21, 2005 by Kevin Kawamoto
Through the window of an airplane about to land in Rwanda, the verdant mountains and lush foliage below appear as a slice of paradise on earth. But those familiar with the history of this central African nation know that its past is far from heavenly.
Dart Award: History and AnalysisApril 8, 2005 by Kevin Kawamoto
Since 1994, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma has recognized outstanding trauma reporting through its annual Dart Award for Excellence in Reporting on Victims of Violence.
Best Practices in Trauma ReportingJanuary 1, 2005 by Kevin Kawamoto
A systematic analysis of what works in trauma reporting, drawn from a decade of Dart Award-winning stories and aimed at providing perspective and insight on covering victims of violence.
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