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Boots on the ground and drones above

May 25th, 2015 · No Comments

Here’s a bit of reading to start the week. First, thanks to the media watchdog, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting, or FAIR, for pointing out how recent news of a U.S. raid in Syria that killed an ISIS commander was reported in a manner that buried the “real” news (“White House Reveals ‘Boots on Ground’ […]

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Tags: Media · Politics · War & Peace

UH Manoa faculty senate chair resigns

May 12th, 2015 · 5 Comments

The chair of the Faculty Senate at the University of Hawaii Manoa Campus resigned from his post early Monday, citing “a serious misjudgment” in dealing with reporters last week. In an email distributed to faculty, Professor Ron Bontekoe explained why his resignation. “I accepted a request to speak out publicly in my capacity as Manoa […]

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Tags: Education · Media · Politics

A bad decision by PBS Hawaii

May 10th, 2015 · 20 Comments

“Winning Girl,” scheduled to be shown on public television stations across the country on Tuesday, seems like it would naturally appeal to island viewers. The film is by Kimberlee Bassford, an award-winning documentary filmmaker born and raised here in Hawaii. The subject of the film is 16-year old Kamehameha student Teshya Alo, who dreams of […]

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Tags: Media

Media convergence

May 1st, 2015 · 6 Comments

A reader shared this observation on the convergence of television and newspapers. Recently the WSJ and the NY Times seemed to have given themselves facelifts of a sort. The WSJ has a new format, with large LIFE magazine like photographs, and the NYT has upgraded its videos. The old videos in the NYT were quite […]

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Ethics ruling on free trips for teacher-chaperones deserves better media coverage

April 27th, 2015 · 5 Comments

The State Ethics Commission, and the state’s conflict of interest law, is losing the media war. Case in point. The Star-Advertiser ran another story today in which educators spoke out against a State Ethics Commission ruling restricting free travel and other benefits for teachers organizing student trips (“Chaperones taken aback by advice“). The thing that […]

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Tags: Education · Ethics · Media