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Agripharmatech: From Weeds to Medicine

September 25th, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Media, Science, Technology

For the first time in six years and over 300 shows, Bytemarks Cafe escaped from the basement studio at Hawaii Public Radio and headed out into the field to record on location. Burt and I headed over to Windward Community College to learn about the new agripharmatech program. We spent the full hour with Dr. Inge White and her […]

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Fiddling with Newsfeeds

August 28th, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Media, Social Media, Technology

A little over a week ago, I complained about Twitter on Twitter, annoyed that the company was starting to insert stuff into users’ newsfeeds that users didn’t ask for. While the appearance of ads and other content designed to “increase engagement” was inevitable, it was still disappointing to see on what remains my favorite social […]

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Hawaii Student Speech Muffled (Again)

May 2nd, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · 5 Comments · Education, Hawaii, Media

Student speech on college campuses is again being challenged in Hawaii, with two separate stories surfacing in recent weeks: the administration take-over of Kapi‘o, the student newspaper at Kapiolani Community College, and a lawsuit filed against UH Hilo over restrictions placed on the distribution of literature on school grounds. They’ve definitely stirred up memories of my college journalism […]

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‘Godzilla’ will trash Waikiki this summer

February 26th, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Media, Pop Culture

Sci-fi fandom is buzzing with excitement with this week’s release of the official main trailer for yet another “Godzilla” movie. As usual, the film footage featured in the promo is being picked apart scene by scene, and eagle-eyed movie geeks in Hawaii caught a second or two of a scene filmed in Waikiki. At about […]

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Journalism film series ‘Deadline’ next week

January 4th, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Business, Events, Media, Politics

Hawaii’s media landscape remains in constant flux. Last year brought the end of the Honolulu Weekly, and the launch of HuffPost Hawaii. Hawaii-based entrepreneur Pierre Omidyar is building First Look Media (with journalists Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, Jeremy Scahill, and others). And Hawaii was where NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden had his crisis of conscience, his leaks of widespread […]

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Surf magazine, app ‘nude’ launches

September 27th, 2013 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Art, Media, Technology

“Surfing is an elegant endeavor that was born, practiced, and perfected here in Hawaii. Our goal with nude is to cohesively portray surfing’s beauty, history, and elegance into a publication that will speak to both surfers and non-surfers alike.”

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Social Media and News

June 6th, 2013 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Media, The Web, Video

Last week I was honored to be a part of a panel discussion that explored the news business in the era of social media. The venue was the weekly live roundtable program “Insights” on PBS Hawaii, hosted by Dan Boylan (who is also a political columnist for MidWeek). My fellow panelists were Mark Platte, news director […]

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Flashback: Police Union on Public Records Law

February 27th, 2013 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Government, Media, Video

UH journalism professor Gerald Kato recently dug up this old video that SHOPO, the Honolulu police officers’ union, made in 1995 during the fight over the Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA), or HRS 92F, which defined public records and codified the public’s right to access them in Hawaii. They argued that releasing police misconduct records […]

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‘Catching Fire’ Filming in Hawaii

November 27th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Media, Pop Culture, The Web

Production on ‘Catching Fire,’ the sequel to the ‘Hunger Games‘ movie, has moved to Hawaii. While shooting started in Atlanta in September, it’s expected to wrap here in the islands before the end of the year. The first film, based on the bestselling novel, has grossed over $400 million since its release in March, so anticipation is […]

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Hacks/Hackers Hawaii

July 13th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Media, Technology, The Web, Video

When my friend and fellow geek Burt Lum suggested we start a local chapter of Hacks/Hackers, I was initially skeptical. Frankly, both of us have an unhealthy tendency to jump into the latest cool tool or group, and we’d just had a Sunlight Foundation meetup. But when I finally looked into it, I was immediately […]

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