Author Archives: Lara Hughes

2017 BIPC Scholarship Recipients

BIPC President Lara Hughes with 2017 Scholarship Recipients and Scholarhip Donor Anne Clark

Congratulations to the 2017 BIPC Scholarship winners for their hard work and continued service to the fields of journalism and media. They were awarded at a dinner this past spring with featured guest speaker, HawCC Chancellor Rachel Solemsaas. Solemsaas gave a speech about her life path to help students receive the education they need. The […]

The Big Island Press Club Celebrates 50 Years

Come celebrate 50 years of service to the Big Island community with the Big Island Press Club. Since 1967 the club and it’s founders have worked to protect the public’s right to know. The club actively advocates for freedom of the media and freedom of speech rights, holds government and those elected to serve the […]

Hawaii Community College Chancellor to Speak at Scholarship Dinner

The Big Island Press Club’s annual scholarship dinner is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. April 27 at Hilo’s Seaside Restaurant. The club’s 2017 scholarship recipients will be honored and Hawaii Community College Chancellor Rachel Solemsaas will be guest speaker. The Big Island Press Club annually awards scholarships to students pursuing a higher education in journalism, a […]

Big Island Press Club Scholarship Dinner Slated for Thursday, May 5

Award-winning TV Investigative Reporter Keoki Kerr is the Evening’s Guest Speaker Purchase tickets through Eventbrite. Hilo, HI— The Big Island Press Club’s annual scholarship dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 5 at Hilo’s Seaside Restaurant where we will honor our 2016 scholarship recipients and feature award-winning Hawaii TV news reporter, Keoki […]

BIPC Helps Sponsor UH Hilo’s Media Symposium

Photo credit Denise Laitinen

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 […]