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Kapiolani CC student newspaper to be shuttered in a few weeks

April 12th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Education, Media

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 […]

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Why be vague when reporting the locations of crimes?

April 5th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Media

Maybe I’m out of line, but this particular news style adopted by the Star-Advertiser’s breaking news reporting drives me nuts. Take this breaking news item from Kaneohe posted on Wednesday: Police are looking for an armed man who wore a ski mask while trying to rob a 54-year-old employee Wednesday at a Kaneohe store. Police […]

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Star-Advertiser announces its digital tie-in with the Washington Post

April 4th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Blogs, Media

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser announced today that it is one of six newspapers participating in a partnership agreement with the Washington Post that will give its print subscribers full access to the Post’s digital content (“Star-Advertiser subscribers to get access to Washington Post“). The S-A article is unfortunately behind its paywall. But if you’re a regular […]

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Profanity and news reporting

April 1st, 2014 · 8 Comments · Media

Interesting column in the New York Times on Sunday (“The Case for Profanity in Print“), which argues the mainstream media are far behind the larger society in accepting certain previously off-limits words. News consumers and news producers all have a stake in this situation. According to the author, Jesse Sheidlower: Our society’s comfort level with […]

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A Big Wind project shot down in Maine, and other recent investigative reporting

March 11th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Energy, environment, Health, Media, Politics

When I sought medical advice over the weekend looking for relief from a nagging cough that followed me back from our recent visit to winter in Philadelphia, the doctor asked if I needed “a letter for work.” I laughed and declined, figuring I don’t have anyone to give such a letter to. I probably should […]

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