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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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Colbert: Lingle TV for ‘insomniacs, people in traction’

June 15th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Politics, Television

On last night’s “Colbert Report,” host Steve Colbert and his writers seized on the news that Linda Lingle was launching her own cable TV channel. The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Super PAC Super Cash & 24-Hour Political Ad Channels www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog Video Archive […]

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Gov. Abercrombie on Open Data

January 24th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Government, Politics, Technology, The Web

Gov. Neil Abercrombie yesterday delivered his second “State of the State” address before the Legislature. And technology was one of the priorities he singled out as key to the state’s long-term future. He mentioned the Hawaii Broadband Initiative, consolidation of disparate state systems under the Office of Information Management and Technology, and major renewable energy and […]

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Ready for APEC, But Just Barely

November 7th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 5 Comments · Events, Government, Politics

After nearly two years of planning and preparations, APEC is finally landing in Honolulu. This week’s events brings government leaders from around the world (including Punahou grad and U.S. President Barack Obama) to the Aloha State. That definitely means heightened security (which will disrupt traffic and other aspects of everyday life), and supposedly means escalated […]

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Journalist Shield Law Extension Advances

February 22nd, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Blogs, Government, Media, Politics

The House Judiciary Committee today unanimously voted to advance a bill that would remove the sunset provision in Hawaii’s so-called “Journalist Shield Law,” otherwise known as Act 210 (HB2557) from the 2008 Legislative session. The law gives the press (“journalists and newscasters”) some protections against being forced to reveal sources or unpublished information gathered in […]

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State Senator Hosting Twitter Town Hall

January 5th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Education, Politics, Social Media

Hawaii voters approved the change from an elected board last year, but it will take legislative action to determine how the new system will work. On Friday, Sen. Jill Tokuda, chair of the Senate Education Committee, is hosting a “Twitter Town Hall,” or “Twitterview.” She’ll be taking comments and answering questions about planned legislation that […]

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Candidate Cries Foul Over Twitter Posts

October 26th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Media, People, Politics, Social Media

The race for Hawaii governor between Democrat and former U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie and Republican Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona has been a contentious one. A stream of dueling press releases has dominated the headlines, political ads have blanketed the airwaves, and hordes of signwavers have lined nearly every street. But the latest battle in the […]

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Abercrombie & Schatz and Fast Fashion

September 20th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Hawaii, Media, Politics, Social Media, The Web

To island democratic voters, “Abercrombie & Schatz” sounds like the ticket to a brighter future for Hawaii. But for many people, “Abercrombie & Schatz” also sounds like a clothing line. On Saturday night, as it became obvious that former U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie was going to trounce former Honolulu mayor Mufi Hannemann to clinch the […]

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George Takei Speaks Out on Hawaii Equality

September 8th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Events, People, Politics, Pop Culture

On this week’s Bytemarks Cafe, the weekly science and technology radio show I co-host with Burt Lum on Hawaii Public Radio, we had the honor of interviewing George Takei. He’s best known for his role as Sulu on Star Trek, but he’s also been a long-time, prominent, and outspoken advocate of the Asian American community […]

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Inouye, Akaka Get Low “Digital I.Q.” Scores

August 27th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 4 Comments · Hawaii, Politics, Social Media, The Web

Hawaii’s representatives in the U.S. Senate, Sen. Daniel Inouye and Sen. Daniel Akaka, have less than stellar “Digital I.Q.” scores, according to a new study by researchers at George Washington University and New York University. “Digital I.Q.” was defined as “an individual’s online competence including his or her presence on websites, social media following and […]

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