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Star-Advertiser Employees Rally To Protest Layoffs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Star-Advertiser Employees Rally To Protest Layoffs

More than 30 newsroom staffers have lost their jobs at Hawaii’s biggest newspaper in the past year amid ongoing contract negotiations.

Star-Advertiser Cuts Nearly 10 Percent Of Its Newsroom Staff Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Star-Advertiser Cuts Nearly 10 Percent Of Its Newsroom Staff

The Honolulu-based company on Friday laid off two prominent columnists and eight other editorial employees.

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: The News Media’s Shifting World Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Reader Rep: The News Media’s Shifting World

Codes of ethics, questionable ads and audience sizes: Sometimes writing about just one topic a week doesn’t cut it.

Reader Rep: Hawaii Mayor Billy Kenoi Scandal Stains Journalist, Too Screenshot: Na Leo TV

Reader Rep: Hawaii Mayor Billy Kenoi Scandal Stains Journalist, Too

The criminal trial of the Big Island mayor demonstrates why reporters shouldn’t cross the line between journalism and politics.

Honolulu Star-Advertiser To Cut 15 Newsroom Jobs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Star-Advertiser To Cut 15 Newsroom Jobs

The state’s largest newspaper trims its news staff by more than 10 percent as part of a cost-cutting initiative.

Job Cuts At The Star-Advertiser By ‘End Of The Month’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Job Cuts At The Star-Advertiser By ‘End Of The Month’

A management-union dispute leads to the rescinding of a second voluntary buyout offer at Honolulu’s daily newspaper.

Star-Advertiser Rescinds Buyout Offer For Newsroom Employees Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Star-Advertiser Rescinds Buyout Offer For Newsroom Employees

The company blames the employees union and is now likely to proceed with an unknown number of involuntary job cuts.
How Retail Ad Decline Is Hurting Newspapers — Even In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Retail Ad Decline Is Hurting Newspapers — Even In Hawaii

The looming job cuts at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser underscore the struggle to boost digital revenue as print ads fall off.

Job Cuts Loom At The Honolulu Star-Advertiser Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Job Cuts Loom At The Honolulu Star-Advertiser

A decline in national advertising is taking a toll on the largest newspaper in the state.
Hawaii Should Publish Government Legal Notices On the Internet Flickr.com/NS Newsflash

Hawaii Should Publish Government Legal Notices On the Internet

Newspaper industry masks self-interest in arguments for preserving government business.
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