Columnist

Brett Oppegaard

Reader Rep: State Hospital Escape Coverage Really Took Us Places

Reader Rep: State Hospital Escape Coverage Really Took Us Places

The public’s insight into the recent escape of a psychopathic killer benefitted from reporting by multiple news outlets.

Reader Rep: How Should We Pay For ‘Real’ Journalism?

Reader Rep: How Should We Pay For ‘Real’ Journalism?

We need to quit allowing a select few mega-businesses to determine how information is dispensed.

Reader Rep: Debunking The Tale Of Two Women Lost At Sea

Reader Rep: Debunking The Tale Of Two Women Lost At Sea

Old journalism adage: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Reader Rep: When Anonymous Sourcing Is Practically Encouraged

Reader Rep: When Anonymous Sourcing Is Practically Encouraged

Why does Hawaii News Now make it so easy for its sources to hide behind a veil of secrecy?

Reader Rep: If You’re Aware Of Public Corruption, Speak Up Now

Reader Rep: If You’re Aware Of Public Corruption, Speak Up Now

Our local institutions need whistleblowers to act — like calling a reporter — for the public’s sake.

Reader Rep: Big Questions About Hawaiian ‘Princess’ Coverage

Reader Rep: Big Questions About Hawaiian ‘Princess’ Coverage

Is the media telling you the real story of Abigail Kawananakoa or a fawning fairy tale?

Reader Rep: Here’s How The Media Can Start To Win Back Public Trust

Reader Rep: Here’s How The Media Can Start To Win Back Public Trust

As they’re demonized by Trump, journalists are regaining public confidence. It’s the perfect time to be more transparent.

Reader Rep: Reporters Are Ignoring Trouble At The Honolulu Zoo

Reader Rep: Reporters Are Ignoring Trouble At The Honolulu Zoo

Taxpayers are shoveling more money in, but directors keep leaving. Why isn’t anyone covering it?

Reader Rep: When Journalists Join The Sales Team, Credibility Suffers

Reader Rep: When Journalists Join The Sales Team, Credibility Suffers

Even KITV’s news director acknowledged ethical concerns about having the station’s journalists take part in sponsored cruises.