Thursday, April 6, 2017

Honolulu Weekly online



The Hawaiian Collection is pleased to announce that the full run of the Honolulu Weekly is now available online at: https://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10524/55438

The Honolulu Weekly was published between 1991-2013. For many in Honolulu during these years, especially prior to the advent of the Internet, the Weekly was a welcome alternative to the Honolulu dailies, offering a fresh take on Honolulu's music and culture scene, and focusing on astutely selected issues of the day. The paper’s weekly publication cycle and long-format cover stories often allowed writers to explore topics at a depth the daily newspapers were unable to, while also encouraging writers to go beyond simple reporting and into a more nuanced analysis. While the paper’s embrace of “advocacy journalism” often lead to accusations of bias, it’s editorial staff made no pretense at hiding that bias, and also made a point of publishing work that at times ran counter to its own ethos. In later years, the paper’s editorial staff also made a point each week to publish a majority of letters critical to the paper’s own content, making the Letters page an entertaining and informative forum of its own.

This digitization project has been a long time in the making, almost 4 years exactly. We thank the following people for their help and persistence:

Laurie Carlson, Publisher, Honolulu Weekly, for permission to digitize and post online, and for bringing the Honolulu Weekly into being. Martha Chantiny, retired Department Head, Desktop Network Services (DNS), and DNS staff Kathleen Luschek and Daniel Ishimitsu, for doing the heavy lifting of getting this QC-ed, OCR-ed, and uploaded to eVols, the Library’s digital repository. Amy Carlson, Collection Services Division Head, Hamilton Library; and Lyn Nagoshi, Nora Goya and Wendy Wong in Hamilton Library’s Fiscal Office.