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Honolulu Star-Advertiser

The Way Journalism Works in Hawaii — Or Doesn’t

Star-Advertiser relied on UH tuition press release, got the story wrong.

The Star-Advertiser’s Feeble Circulation Boast

Honolulu paper says it sells more copies than either paper before consolidation.
Star-Advertiser Wants Oahu Residents to Pay More than Mainlanders

Star-Advertiser Wants Oahu Residents to Pay More than Mainlanders

Newspaper's pay wall will be most expensive on Oahu, half the price on neighbor islands and cheapest on the mainland.

DISCUSSION: Honolulu Star-Advertiser To Charge for Website

Hawaii's largest newspaper puts up pay wall, but won't let people comment on the idea. Talk here.
Berg Falsely Accuses Paper of Censoring Comments

Berg Falsely Accuses Paper of Censoring Comments

Turns out, Honolulu Councilman's links to newsletter flagged as spam.

One-Newspaper Town: ‘Continued Growth’? Really?

A bit of fact checking on the Honolulu Star-Advertiser's sunny report on its own state of affairs.

Off The Beat: What Gets Biggest Headline in Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Paper makes rail-car contract's "Have A Seat" headline bigger than the one it printed for Japan earthquake, tsunami.

In One-Newspaper Town, Star-Advertiser Confuses Advertising and News

Honolulu Star-Advertiser likes to have it both ways.
Who Paid for Poll Showing Support for Development?

Who Paid for Poll Showing Support for Development?

Firm pushing Laie expansion signed check, designed questions for new survey.

Audience Disrupts TV Debate

Hawaii News Now and the Star-Advertiser deserve kudos for a lively debate. But why would they let the audience be so disruptive?

Harsh? Who Me? Holding Mirror to Star-Advertiser

Now that Honolulu has just one newspaper, its reporters carry a heavier burden to get things right and its editors have a greater responsibility to publish a wide range of voices and opinions, especially those critical of its stances.
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