BIPC Helps Sponsor UH Hilo’s Media Symposium

Michael Shapiro, Katie Young-Yamanaka and Chad Blair sitting on a discussion panel with community and students at UH Hilo's media symposium

The UH Hilo media symposium offers opportunities to students interested in communication and a platform for community interaction. The university’s student run news publication, Ke Kalahea, organized a symposium and political forum showcasing local politicians and various professionals in the the field of communication. Editor-in-Chief of Ke Kalahea Britni Schock says, “It was a way to […]

Shady Characters Author to Speak in Hilo

Sunny Skies, Shady Characters book cover featuring black and white photos of Hawaii's political and business figures under a colorful tropical sunset and dark palm trees.

Get Tickets @ Eventbrite! As journalists, we know that often times the backstory can be more intriguing than the printed story. After spending 30 years as an investigative reporter for the Honolulu Advertiser and KITV television, James Dooley finally shared his fascinating stories of chasing high-profile scandals that occurred throughout Hawaii in his book Sunny […]

Tickets available for BIPC luncheon featuring The Grassroot Institute’s Transparency Initiative

The Big Island Press Club invites the public to a luncheon talk on Thursday, June 18, from noon until 1:30 p.m. at Restaurant Kenichi to hear about The Grassroot Institute’s Transparency Initiative.

The Grassroot Institute’s transparency initiative has broken new ground in shedding a light on holding government in Hawaii accountable. Through a series of open records requests, and with the help of the Civil Beat Law Center for the Public Interest, and the Office of Information Practices, Grassroot President Keli’i Akina and policy analyst Joe Kent will review the work that Grassroot Institute has done for a better government, economy, and society in Hawaii. Grassroot has been able to uncover amazing information, which will be uploaded for journalists and the public at OpenHawaii.org.