POSTED: 12:05 a.m. HST, Jun 07, 2010
LAST UPDATED: 04:21 a.m. HST, Jun 07, 2010
The Star-Advertiser will be divided into four sections most days: the first section, Local/Money, Sports and Today. The first, or A, section will include national and international news, with the editorial pages -- Views & Voices -- at the back. The second section will include local news as well as the business report. Section three will be devoted to sports, and the final section to features and entertainment.
About the new Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Question: Who owns the Star-Advertiser?
Answer: Canada-based Black Press Ltd., a chain of 150 newspapers in Canada, Washington, Hawaii and Ohio.
Q: Who runs the Star-Advertiser?
A: The newspaper is managed by Oahu Publications Inc., a subsidiary of Black Press. Dennis Francis is president of Oahu Publications and Star-Advertiser publisher.
Q: Who are the Star-Advertiser's local owners?
A: Dan Case, Dennis Francis, Larry Johnson, Duane Kurisu, Colbert Matsumoto, Jeffrey Watanabe and Michael Wo.
Q: What happens to my newspaper subscription?
A: The Honolulu Star-Advertiser will be delivered to former Star-Bulletin and Advertiser subscribers for the length of time remaining on their subscriptions. The company will extend subscriptions for those who take both papers, combining time left on the two subscriptions with no additional charge. For more information, call 529-NEWS (6397).
Q: How much do the new Star-Advertiser subscriptions cost?
A: The subscription price is $4.35 a week for seven days. Call 529-NEWS (6397) to subscribe.
Q: Will the newspaper sponsor community events?
A: Current relationships are being reviewed to determine which will be renewed.
Q: Where are the Star-Advertiser offices?
A: The newsroom and administrative offices are at 500 Ala Moana Blvd. in Waterfront Plaza. The newsroom is on the second floor of Building 7 in Suite 210, where the Star-Bulletin staff worked for the past nine years. The sales and administrative staff will remain on the fifth floor.
Q: How many jobs were eliminated in the consolidation?
A: About 453 jobs were cut from both newspapers, leaving a consolidated staff of 474.
Q: Is the Star-Advertiser hiring?
A: Part-time inserter and mailroom positions are still available. They will be advertised in the newspaper.
Q: Whom do I contact to get Star-Advertiser coverage?
A: A listing of departments and contacts will run each day on Page 2.
Q: How do I contact the Star-Advertiser's advertising department?
A: Listings and contacts for various types of advertising will run each day on Page 2.
Q: Will advertising rates change?
A: Star-Advertiser rates have not been determined, but they will reflect the paper's broader coverage. Star-Advertiser circulation is expected to be 135,000 daily and 150,000 Sunday. The Star-Bulletin's circulation was about 52,000, and the Advertiser's circulation was about 110,000 daily and 123,000 Sunday.
| NATION & WORLD
Our nation and world section aims to bring you a compelling mix of the news you need to read and want to read. The rotating right-hand column will bring you in-depth health and science coverage, as well as the opportunity to get answers to your questions about the news from journalists worldwide. Our global news map will help you locate current events.
Views & Voices is the Star-Advertiser's opinion and editorial space, a daily spot in the newspaper where it's all about viewpoints and perspectives -- from us, from readers via letters and commentaries, from noted columnists. Also here: a subsection called Insight, which will include news analyses and in-depth articles.
Our Local news section includes several regular daily features on Page 2, including "Police/Fire," "Newswatch" and "Shining Stars." Also on Page 2, "Kokua Line," by June Watanabe, runs Tuesdays through Fridays (it appears in the Kokua section on Saturdays), while "Ocean Watch," by Susan Scott, runs on Mondays and "What Ever Happened to ..." on Sundays.
Look for expanded local business news coverage in the Money section, including Erika Engle's column, "TheBuzz." On Mondays a personal finance section includes "Motley Fool," plus stories and tips to help readers manage their money. Sunday's Money section also features three pages from The Wall Street Journal.
Even though we're unveiling a new sports package, many of your favorites from both newspapers will be on your doorstep each morning. Sports columnists Dave Reardon and Ferd Lewis will provide insights. Stephen Tsai and Jason Kaneshiro will dissect every Hawaii football play. Ann Miller and Cindy Luis will keep a close eye on women's volleyball, while Paul Honda will rule the prep hallways, both in the paper and online.
The Today lineup expands to six days a week with a Diversions section on Fridays, featuring John Berger's "On the Scene" photos of happenings around town and Ben Wood's "Wood Craft" column. The new section will complement TGIF -- The Great Index to Fun, a comprehensive guide to movies, music, night life, theater and more that also appears Fridays. On Sundays, look for Wayne Harada's "Show Biz," Mike Gordon's column on the movie and TV scene in Hawaii, and an easier-to-read TV Week. In the Food section, Betty Shimabukuro's "By Request" and Nadine Kam's "The Weekly Eater" will continue to sate your appetite on Wednesdays, with a monthly contribution by noted island food writer Wanda Adams spicing up things. And you'll still find the latest trends and how-to advice in the weekly Home, Well and Style pages.
IN THE NEW STAR-ADVERTISERHere are some Honolulu Advertiser columnists, features and comics that will appear in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser:
» Sports columnist Ferd Lewis