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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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Peer News Outlines Local Focus

January 21st, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 5 Comments · Hawaii, Media, The Web

This morning, Pierre Omidyar‘s local news startup Peer News hosted a conference call with journalists to provide an update on their venture, which was first announced in November. Among the key announcements made was that John Temple was coming aboard as editor, and that they were planning to launch by April or May. The company will […]

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Hawaii Newspaper Archives Go Online

January 15th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Hawaii, Media

The archives of three newspapers documenting Hawaii’s 19th century history have been posted online by the Library of Congress, digitized and converted into searchable text via OCR through the participation of the UH Mānoa Library. The archives are available via the “Chronicling America” website, and come from: The Daily Herald (Honolulu, 1886-1887) The Hawaiian Gazette […]

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The Hawaii Independent Steps Up

December 10th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Media, People, The Web

While the mainstream, corporate media is still struggling to find its footing in the digital age, grassroots online news initiatives everywhere are putting down roots. Citizen journalism and independent media are near and dear to my heart, so I’m always interested when a new venture is launched here in the islands. The Hawaii Independent is […]

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TV News Goes Interactive at KGMB9

April 20th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Hawaii, Media, People, Technology, Television

KGMB9, the local CBS affiliate, launched a bold (and technologically tricky) initiative tonight during its 5 p.m. newscast. Called ‘i9News,’ it carved out a significant portion of the half-hour broadcast to share feedback from viewers. Sure, any newscast worth its salt pimps its e-mail address these days, and “picture of the day” submissions are a […]

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Ben Gutierrez Ousted at KITV

December 16th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 28 Comments · Hawaii, Media, Television

Local ABC affiliate KITV announced this afternoon that newcomer Amber-Lynn Hyden would take over morning weather anchor duties. But for all the glowing praise KITV News Director Tod Pritchard heaped upon the former flight attendant, not a word was said about her predecessor: veteran morning weather anchor Ben Gutierrez. Presumably, fresh-faced Hyden is a considerably […]

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Shawn Ching Leaving KITV

September 16th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 6 Comments · Media, People, Television

KITV news anchor Shawn Ching is leaving the station after November to pursue a career in law. Coworker Rich Fewell broke the news on Twitter this afternoon. The Roosevelt High School grad has been with the station for over twelve years, starting as its sports director in 1995. He previously covered UH sports at KHNL. […]

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Jill Kuramoto Gets LOST, Gets Pregnant

February 9th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Hawaii, Lost, Media, Television

Congratulations two times over for KITV news anchor and reporter Jill Kuramoto, who this week saw her national television debut on ABC’s “LOST,” and announced that she’s pregnant with her first child, a son, due in April. Kuramoto was tapped by her station’s parent network to play a television news anchor who tells the world […]

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Ron Mizutani Quits Hawaiian Telcom

January 28th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Business, Media, People

Ron Mizutani has resigned as spokesman for Hawaiian Telcom, less than a week after the company laid off about 60 managers and only six months after taking the job. He joined Hawaiian Telcom in August, giving up his high-profile role as a news anchor for KHON and halting a 20-year career in journalism. Only a […]

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Malia Mattoch Pens Book on Isle Design

October 18th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Hawaii, Media

Malia Mattoch-McManus, known for her on-screen talents as a news anchor and reporter, has just written a new book on Hawaii’s distinct architecture and interior design. After working in journalism for ten years, with stints at Pacific Business News and KHON as well as television stations in California, she left the newsroom in 2002 to […]

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