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Challenge to television stations license renewals attracts support

January 20th, 2015 · 7 Comments

Opposition to the FCC’s renewal of the broadcast licenses for three Hawaii broadcast channels–KGMB, KHNL, and KFVE–appears to be gaining steam. Media Council Hawaii, formerly known as the Honolulu Community-Media Council, filed a formal petition with the Federal Communications Commission on January 2, 2015. The council is represented by attorneys from the Institute for Public […]

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Tags: Business · Labor · Media · Politics

Star-Advertiser making good use of public records

January 17th, 2015 · No Comments

I just remembered that I wanted to give credit to the Star-Advertiser for two recent stories, both of which made good use of public records as the basis for the reporting. “Affidavit details school’s aberrant spending,” Nanea Kalani, January 11. The story concerns spending by the Halau Lokahi Public Charter School and was based on […]

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Tags: Court · Media

News story unfairly criticizes police response to Manoa break-in

January 16th, 2015 · 11 Comments

I guess all the national attention that has been given to the issues of police accountability have made it easier to criticize local police. But I think a story broadcast earlier this week by Hawaii News Now went over the edge of responsible reporting. HNN reported that owners of two restaurants in Manoa are unhappy […]

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Tags: Crime · Media

Former Honolulu cartoonist calls out U.S. media for self-censorship

January 14th, 2015 · 17 Comments

We couldn’t believe our ears and eyes last night. We were watching the PBS Newshour, one of our nightly favorites. The segment was a follow-up on the assassinations of journalists at the Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris. As the world reacted, PBS chickened out. From the transcript: JUDY WOODRUFF: Many news organizations, including the PBS […]

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Tags: Media · Politics

Perspective lacking in reporting of condo trash collection cutoff

January 11th, 2015 · 7 Comments

Did you happen to catch the story broadcast earlier this week about the end of city garbage collection for 181 condominiums, churches, and nonprofit groups (Hawaii News Now: “UPW suing city over change in garbage collection“). Starting on February 1, 181 churches, condominiums and non-profit groups will no longer have free trash collection from the […]

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Tags: Consumer issues · Media · Politics