“Public editors,” who answer reader questions, hold the media accountable and explain how journalists work, are increasingly rare at news organizations.
It seems implausible that a KHON reporter found out about a Hana woman who contracted rat lungworm disease without reading a story published earlier in Honolulu Civil Beat.
“Sponsored content” is crumbling the once solid wall between advertising and news.
The technology exists to make our coverage more accessible to all. This isn’t about special treatment, it’s about equality.
These high school reporters unmasked their principal by digging deep. Local reporters too often take the easy way, including copying others work.
Hawaii’s elitist class and a counterculture response can get complicated, especially for the news media.
Public officials insult us when they refuse to answer legitimate questions raised by journalists.
How sources respond in writing should be the starting point for reporters, not the end product.