Guest Contributor

Gerald Kato

Gerald Kato is a journalism professor at the University of Hawaii Manoa and is a former newspaper and television reporter. He serves on the board of Media Council Hawaii.
Media Shield Law: No Law Is Better Than the One Passed By House Panel Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Media Shield Law: No Law Is Better Than the One Passed By House Panel

Amendment requiring release of unpublished information undermines the intent of a law protecting journalists from revealing confidential information.
Facts and Fantasy About Hawaii TV News Consolidation PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Facts and Fantasy About Hawaii TV News Consolidation

Hawaii News Now creates the illusion of competition for news and entertainment even as it is all under one monopolistic roof.