BIPC Helps Sponsor UH Hilo’s Media Symposium

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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 […]

UH Hilo Media Symposium Scheduled for April 9

Want to be a writer, promote yourself or your next event? Save the date for the UH Hilo Media Symposium on April 9, where you can learn to do all that. UHH Media Symposium And Senatorial Candidate Forum Is April 9 The UHH Media Symposium and Senatorial Candidate Forum will take place on Saturday, April […]

Big Island Press Club Announces Annual Lava Tube, Torch of Light

BIG ISLAND PRESS CLUB ANNOUNCES ANNUAL LAVA TUBE, TORCH OF LIGHT AWARDS DLNR CHAIRWOMAN SUZANNE CASE AWARDED LAVA TUBE DISHONOR; SEN. LORRAINE INOUYE EARNS MERITORIOUS TORCH OF LIGHT AWARD The Big Island Press Club awards its annual meritorious Torch of Light Award to state Sen. Lorraine Inouye (pictured above) and the Lava Tube dishonor award to […]

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.