Ann Auman

Ann Auman



Crawford 314

(808) 956-3786


I teach media ethics, including cross-cultural ethics, plus news literacy and multimedia journalism. I am the Director of the Carol Burnett Fund for Responsible Journalism and secretary of the East-West Center Association. I was previously a journalist at major national news organizations in Canada, including The Toronto Star and Global Television Network. I am an award-winning faculty and have been teaching at UH Mānoa since 1991.


  • PhD, Political Science, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2004
  • MBA, University of Toronto, 1987
  • MA, Asian Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 1982
  • BA, Chinese Studies, University of Toronto, 1978


Cross-cultural and global media ethics; news literacy; and multimedia journalism.


My current research interests focus on how culture, religion and politics affect journalism, and in particular, media ethics and the core values of journalism. My interests also focus on Hawaiian, Pacific Island and Indigenous values, knowledge and practices, and how these can inform and improve storytelling. I do research on inclusivity in journalism education and how to encourage that in practice. I also study false information around the globe and teach students how to identify and check out information