National Recognition for Hawaii Reporter, Zimmerman

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Malia Zimmerman - Photo by Michele Van Hessen

BY CODY HENSARLING – Hawaii Reporter President and Editor Malia Zimmerman has been honored by the Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity.

Zimmerman, who serves as a board member for the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, was featured in the September edition of the Franklin Center’s monthly newsletter.


In the “Watchdog Spotlight” section, Zimmerman was interviewed and Hawaii Reporter was lauded for winning four awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, including top honors for investigative reporting and online journalism.

The Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity is a non-profit group which provides investigative reporters and non-profit organizations at the state and local level with support and training to pursue journalistic endeavors.

Their online presence can be found at

It is encouraging to see that national organizations are recognizing the important contributions to journalism and the state of Hawaii being done by Hawaii Reporter.

We at Grassroot Institute would like to add our congratulations to the chorus, and encourage anyone looking for an objective news outlet dedicated to news with a Hawaii focus to look no further than





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