Civil Beat Staff

Anita Hofschneider

Anita Hofschneider is a reporter covering social issues for Civil Beat. She writes about the high cost of housing and challenges facing recent immigrants and Native Hawaiians. She previously covered city and state politics.

Her work has won multiple national, regional and local awards. The Associated Press Media Editors and Asian American Journalists Association recently honored her reporting on sexual abuse in Guam’s Catholic church.

Prior to starting at Civil Beat, Anita covered the 2013 Hawaii legislative session for the Associated Press and interned at the Wall Street Journal in New York. She graduated from Harvard with honors in 2012.

You can follow Anita on Twitter @ahofschneider, on Instagram @anitahofschneider or email her at ahofschneider@civilbeat.org.

Why Talking About Anti-Micronesian Hate Is Important Caesar Hadley via The Fourth Branch Micronesia

Why Talking About Anti-Micronesian Hate Is Important

Shining a light on racial prejudice makes us all think more carefully about what we say — and can’t help but make our community stronger.

#BeingMicronesian in Hawaii Means Lots Of Online Hate Cory Lum/Civil Beat

#BeingMicronesian in Hawaii Means Lots Of Online Hate

This Palauan woman is fed up with racism against her community on social media.

Poverty Persists Among Hawaiians Despite Low Unemployment Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Poverty Persists Among Hawaiians Despite Low Unemployment

The jobless rate for Native Hawaiians was only 4 percent in 2017 but they continue to have higher-than-average poverty rates.

What New Census Data Says — And Doesn’t Say — About Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What New Census Data Says — And Doesn’t Say — About Hawaii

Incomes are slightly higher but housing costs are still among the worst in the nation.

‘Fragile Aloha’: Why Hawaii’s Last Constitutional Convention Was Important University of Hawaii

‘Fragile Aloha’: Why Hawaii’s Last Constitutional Convention Was Important

Delegates quickly broke into factions in 1978, but they ultimately made breakthroughs on Native Hawaiian issues.

United Airlines Catering Employees Will Vote On Unionizing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

United Airlines Catering Employees Will Vote On Unionizing

Workers in Honolulu are among those taking part in the election after the National Mediation Board rejected the airline’s opposition.

Rape Reports Spike On The UH Manoa Campus Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Rape Reports Spike On The UH Manoa Campus

University of Hawaii officials said the increase in reports wasn’t surprising because of new federal policies and heightened awareness.

Why Waikiki Is At Risk Of Flooding U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Why Waikiki Is At Risk Of Flooding

Federal officials are concerned the Ala Wai Canal, the historic waterway bordering the tourist district, will overflow this weekend.

How Non-English Speakers Can Get Hurricane Updates NASA

How Non-English Speakers Can Get Hurricane Updates

Instead of translating announcements, the City of Honolulu relies on a multilingual radio station to reach residents who don’t understand English.

OHA Candidates Headed To General Election Runoff Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Candidates Headed To General Election Runoff

Kalei Akaka and Esther Kia‘aina will face off for the Oahu trustee seat while three incumbents advance with three challengers to November.

Some OHA Candidates Continue To Spend Big On Their Campaigns Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Some OHA Candidates Continue To Spend Big On Their Campaigns

Sam King has the most cash on hand in the Oahu race, while Rowena Akana has the most in the at-large contest.

If You’re Poor In Hawaii, A Visit To The Dentist Is A Luxury Cory Lum/Civil Beat

If You’re Poor In Hawaii, A Visit To The Dentist Is A Luxury

With no state funding for most adult dental care, thousands of people go to emergency rooms seeking relief from cavities and other problems.