Civil Beat Topics

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.

October 2017

Thursday, October 26

Star-Advertiser Employees Rally To Protest Layoffs

September 2017

Tuesday, September 12

Star-Advertiser Cuts Nearly 10 Percent Of Its Newsroom Staff

July 2017

Monday, July 10

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

March 2017

Monday, March 6

Reader Rep: The News Media’s Shifting World

October 2016

Monday, October 31

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

September 2016

Tuesday, September 27

Honolulu Star-Advertiser To Cut 15 Newsroom Jobs

Wednesday, September 21

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

August 2016

Tuesday, August 23

Star-Advertiser Rescinds Buyout Offer For Newsroom Employees

Monday, August 15

How Retail Ad Decline Is Hurting Newspapers — Even In Hawaii

Wednesday, August 3

Job Cuts Loom At The Honolulu Star-Advertiser

February 2012

Wednesday, February 8

Hawaii Should Publish Government Legal Notices On the Internet

August 2011

Monday, August 29

Fact Check — Honolulu Star-Advertiser: New Study Gives National Park ‘Poor’ Rating

Saturday, August 27

The Way Journalism Works in Hawaii — Or Doesn’t

Monday, August 1

The Star-Advertiser’s Feeble Circulation Boast

July 2011

Tuesday, July 26

Star-Advertiser Wants Oahu Residents to Pay More than Mainlanders

Monday, July 25

DISCUSSION: Honolulu Star-Advertiser To Charge for Website

Tuesday, July 12

Berg Falsely Accuses Paper of Censoring Comments

June 2011

Saturday, June 11

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

March 2011

Wednesday, March 23

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

Monday, March 14

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

February 2011

Wednesday, February 9

Who Paid for Poll Showing Support for Development?

August 2010

Tuesday, August 31

Audience Disrupts TV Debate

June 2010

Wednesday, June 30

Harsh? Who Me? Holding Mirror to Star-Advertiser

Honolulu Star-Advertiser