Come join us at the Hilo Yacht Club on the evening of July 28 as we celebrate the 2022 Big Island Press Club Scholarship Winners! This special event will feature journalist Chad Blair as a guest speaker!
Chad Blair has been a writer, editor and teacher in Honolulu for more than 30 years. His job as politics and opinion editor for Honolulu Civil Beat is to cover Hawaii, especially how political and policy decisions impact people and communities.
Civil Beat was founded in 2010 by Pierre Omidyar, the publisher and the founder of eBay. It is a nonprofit media outlet.
Blair was the lead author on a series on Micronesian immigration to the United States published by Civil Beat. “The Micronesians” earned first place for online presentation as well as for immigration and border reporting, Best of the West 2016.
Blair has worked as a journalist for Pacific Business News, Hawaii Public Radio and Honolulu Weekly. He has taught at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu Community College, Hawaii Pacific University and Chaminade University of Honolulu. Blair earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in American studies from UH Manoa. His dissertation, “Democracy in Hawaii: Class, Race and Gender in Local Politics” (1996), was published as “Money, Color and Sex in Hawaii Politics” (Mutual Publishing; 1998). You can follow Blair on Twitter at @chadblairCB
In addition to hearing from Chad Blair and networking with the Big Island's press community, you'll enjoy delicious pupus and an equally delicious view at the Hilo Yacht Club.
Hilo Yacht Club, 77 Laehala Street, Hilo, Hawaii, United States, 96720