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From Kaaawa to a front row seat in Venice

September 28th, 2014 · 7 Comments

And now for something completely different. You couldn’t watch the news over the last couple of days without knowing more than you ever wanted to know about actor George Clooney’s wedding in Venice. So I emailed a friend from Kaaawa who is in the middle of a nearly 2-month stay in Venice, where she and […]

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Tags: General · Media · Photographs

A few investigative freebies

September 27th, 2014 · No Comments

Thanks to the Investigative Reporters & Editors blob, “Extra! Extra!” for calling attention to a free ebook based on investigative reporting by the Wall Street Journal. Last December, The Wall Street Journal told the world the story of Amy Reed, a Boston doctor who had a hysterectomy to treat what doctors thought was a benign […]

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Tags: Media

Fewer reporters than flacks…are you surprised?

September 24th, 2014 · 3 Comments

My column in Civil Beat today led me to some statistics on the number of people working in public relations compared to those working as reporters (“Hawaii Monitor: Peeking Behind a Developer’s PR Campaign/Lawsuit shows that Haseko’s development in Ewa needed a detailed public relations effort after the company pulled the plug on a promised […]

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Tags: Business · Media

Columnists split on UH football fans

August 31st, 2014 · 4 Comments

The University of Hawaii football team surprised more than a few observers by staying tantalizingly close to the University of Washington’s nationally ranked Huskies in the season opener. I don’t usually comment on sports, but a reader pointed to an interesting anomaly in the Star-Advertiser’s coverage of the game. His comment: “…read the first few […]

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Tags: Media

Reasonable cost for public documents delivered in electronic form?

August 27th, 2014 · 8 Comments

What’s a reasonable charge for copies of public records delivered as digital pdf files? And when those files originated in digital form, rather than as paper documents that need to be scanned, should that be reflected in the price the public is asked to pay? These questions are what came to mind when I belatedly […]

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Tags: Court · Media · Sunshine