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In January 2016, Hawaii Reporter was relaunched and rebranded as an online lifestyle magazine. Rather than concentrating on news and politics, we publish opinion editorials as as well as feature articles on business, technology, travel, the environment, entertainment and other topics germane to Hawaii readers.
Hawaii Reporter differs from other publications because it is 100% managed by volunteer contributors as user submitted content, rather than a staff. There is no editor, no one telling anyone what to do, just contributors submitting whatever they feel like writing about.
Most of our writers are Hawaii-based but bring an eclectic array of interests and perspectives. For example Robert F. Kay, who serves as Travel Editor, was the recipient of the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism award has published award winning travel guides on Fiji and Tahiti for the Lonely Planet series of travel guides. He has contributed to a number of publications including the Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angles Times and is currently a columnist for the Honolulu Star Advertiser.
In addition to professional experience in their respective fields, our writers have contributed to newspapers and magazines of high standing. Case and point, HR’s Personal Finance Editor, J.R. Robinson, is a regular contributor to a number of nationally syndicated publications including the Christian Science Monitor, NASDAQ.com, Nerd Wallet, Adviser Perspectives and many others.
Hawaii Reporter Inc. was launched in February 2002 as an independent, online news to cover key business, government, political and educational stories in Hawaii.
Founded by journalist Malia Zimmerman, Hawaii Reporter boasted millions of monthly readers from around the world and has been the recipient awards for excellence in journalism.
The state’s top business and political leaders considered Hawaii Reporter a daily “must read.”
In January of 2015 Hawaii Reporter’s former editor and publisher, Malia Zimmerman, was hired by FOX News in Los Angeles and turned over management of the publication to contributors.
Hawaii Reporter’s special reports on topics such as a slave factory in American Samoa, elderly abuse, the 2004 mayor’s election, the Ka Loko Dam breach, the Hawaii Superferry, the Honolulu rail, climate change, Women of World War II, Growing Up in Hawaii, Slice of Life Hawaii, legislation at the Hawaii State Capitol, and corruption and waste in local government, have gained local and national attention.
Hawaii Reporter was also the local inspiration for the Hawaii Journalism Shield law passed in 2009 – a law considered one of the best in the country by national journalism advocacy organizations.
Hawaii Reporter staff members have worked as consultants to ABC 20/20, FOX News and as a researcher for the New York Post. Hawaii Reporter has been featured in numerous media outlets around the world including ABC 20/20, American Journalism Review, Associated Press in Tokyo, Associated Press U.S., Boston.com, Budget and Tax News, BusinessWeek.com, Clear Channel’s number one and two radio talk shows in Denver, Drudge Report, First Amendment Center, Forbes.com, Fox News Network, Freedom Forum, Gun Talk Radio, GunWeek Magazine, Hawaii Bulletin Board – K108 Sunday Mornings, Hawaii Business Magazine, Hawaii Parent magazine, Hawaii Public Radio, The Honolulu Advertiser, Honolulu Magazine, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, HonoluluTraffic.com, Honolulu Weekly, Houston Chronicle, KCCN Radio, KGMB TV 9, KHNL News, KHON TV News 2, KITV News 4, KSSK with Perry & Price, Liberty Magazine, Midweek, MSNBC.com, National Review, News Behind the News, NRA Magazine, NRA Radio, Opinion Journal, Olelo Television, Orange County Register, Pacific Business News, PBS Hawaii, Rick Hamada Morning Show, Rush Limbaugh (web site), Samoa News, School Reform News, Small Business News, United Press International, Wall Street Journal, Washington Times foreign bureau, Women and Guns Magazine and WPAL Radio in Baltimore, Maryland.