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Brett Oppegaard

Reader Rep: Don’t Let Technology Replace Your Own Good Sense

Reader Rep: Don’t Let Technology Replace Your Own Good Sense

Our media environment is dangerously under the umbrella of consolidated and under-regulated powers.

Reader Rep: Star-Advertiser Should Stop Skipping State Journalism Contest

Reader Rep: Star-Advertiser Should Stop Skipping State Journalism Contest

The islands’ biggest media outlet has been a conspicuous no show in the Society of Professional Journalists’ annual competition.

Reader Rep: News Outlets Should Adopt And Display A Code of Ethics

Reader Rep: News Outlets Should Adopt And Display A Code of Ethics

Objective, straight-shooting media organizations must do everything they can to differentiate themselves from the Breitbarts of the world.

Reader Rep: We All Need To Demand More Open Government

Reader Rep: We All Need To Demand More Open Government

More pressure from citizens is essential to stopping local and federal governments from conducting the public’s business in secret.

Reader Rep: Eddie Would Talk — And Turn Over Public Records

Reader Rep: Eddie Would Talk — And Turn Over Public Records

We’d all benefit if elected officials had less contempt for government transparency.

Reader Rep: When Public Officials Hide Information From The Public

Reader Rep: When Public Officials Hide Information From The Public

Citizens of Hawaii should demand more transparency of their taxpayer-funded investments.

Reader Rep: In The Trump Era, Anonymous Sources Are Often Justified

Reader Rep: In The Trump Era, Anonymous Sources Are Often Justified

Key questions should be asked before withholding someone’s name: Is the information worth it? Does the source truly need protection?

Reader Rep: An Attack On A Journalist Is An Attack On You Caleb Hartsfield/Civil Beat

Reader Rep: An Attack On A Journalist Is An Attack On You

Reporters are your proxy, working on your behalf to understand issues and deliver the answers to you.

Reader Rep: Podcasters Helping Put Spark Back In Journalism Patrick Breitenbach/Flickr

Reader Rep: Podcasters Helping Put Spark Back In Journalism

Podcasts are becoming increasingly sophisticated and reaching a growing audience, estimated at 57 million listeners monthly.