Here’s another entry for the “media is dying” file.
Kapiolani Community College is killing off its student newspaper, Kapi‘o, at end end of the current semester.
The decision was apparently made at the administrative level. While the name and online platform will still be used to publicize news selected by administrators and faculty, it will be without student involvement.
The news was announced the the Kapi‘o News Facebook page.
With heavy hearts, we are sad to announce that the Kapi‘o News has met its end.
On May 16 this student run campus publication will be departing Kapi‘olani Community College forever. This decision was made by the school administration who wanted to move Kapi‘o in a new direction. In the future, the Kapi‘o is turning into a place to post outstanding student work, and other events as deemed important by the school. This way a writing/editing staff is no longer needed. All decisions are going to be made by KapCC faculty and staff – therefore we will no longer be a student publication.
We are currently putting together a farewell issue to be distributed the week of April 28. We would like to share the thoughts of our readers and Kapi‘o alumni about the matter in it. If you are interested in being quoted, please respond to this post.
Thank you all for being wonderful readers of the Kapi‘o News.
The news has drawn a number of comments, like this one:
Robert Lopez That is terrible! I’m an investigative reporter at the Los Angeles Times and my first reporting experience was at Kapi’o. It all began there for me at KCC’s Diamond Head campus under Winnie Au … Is the student body planning to protest?
It’s a sad story, and a sad statement about education, journalism, news, etc.