comscore Star-Advertiser’s Saturday print edition going digital | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Every act of aloha counts. Click here to DONATE to the MAUI RELIEF Fund.
Hawaii News

Star-Advertiser’s Saturday print edition going digital

Honolulu Star-Advertiser logo
Unlimited access to premium stories for as low as $12.95 /mo.
Get It Now

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser will publish and distribute its Saturday edition only in “print replica” format, which is an identical digital version of the printed newspaper, starting May 9.

“Every business is making necessary adjustments both short- and long-term during this COVID-19 crisis, and newspapers are no different,” said Dennis Francis, president and publisher of the Star-Advertiser. “With recent usage of reaching as high as 1.2 million page views a day, it is clear that our loyal subscriber base continues to increasingly rely on Star-Advertiser digital outlets for news and updates.

“This trend is balanced by continued readership for the traditional print format also featuring detailed stories, news and multiple viewpoints in the community,” Francis said. “But our mission has not changed — we will continue to deliver essential in-depth statewide news and information 24/7 throughout this crisis and beyond.”

The Saturday edition is not being eliminated, emphasized Aaron Kotarek, senior vice president of audience and operations, as it will continue to be available in digital format. Every day except Saturday, subscribers will have access to both the print and digital editions of the Star-Advertiser.

Dave Kennedy, chief revenue officer, noted that the Star-Advertiser ranked No. 1 in the nation for penetration among newspapers in major metropolitan markets with an adult population greater than 500,000 in a recent report by Nielsen Scarborough.

Current subscribers and those interested in new or enhanced subscriptions may call 538-NEWS (6397) or visit for more information.

Comments (47)

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Terms of Service. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. Report comments if you believe they do not follow our guidelines.

Having trouble with comments? Learn more here.

Click here to view ongoing news coverage of the Maui wildfires. Sign up for our free e-newsletter to get the latest news delivered to your inbox. Download the Honolulu Star-Advertiser mobile app to stay on top of breaking news coverage.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature

Scroll Up