Star-Advertiser owner David Black was quoted in the first edition of his new newspaper as saying that he hoped to “put out a great newspaper.”
Of course it’s too early to judge whether he’ll be able to accomplish that goal. But one thing is clear after three days: His new newspaper is bigger and has more news than either of the papers it supplanted had.
I compared Wednesday’s news sections of the Star-Advertiser with the news sections of the old Honolulu Advertiser and Star-Bulletin from the same day a week ago.
What a difference a week makes.
This comparison doesn’t delve into the quality of the coverage. My focus is how much news and advertising a customer receives.
The verdict: About the same amount of local coverage as the old Advertiser. But a lot more space for stories from wire services.
Here’s what I found. Warning: it’ll be rough slogging, but worth it when you get to the end. …
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Uber Driver Denies Sexual Assault
Former Uber driver Luke Wadahara, 24, pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of sexual assaulting a passenger, 16.
Alleged Seal Attacker Arrested
A 19-year-old Kauai man has been arrested in connection with the recent beating of a 17-year old pregnant monk seal.
Parents Of ‘Peter Boy’ Indicted
The murder charges are in connection with the disappearance of their son, Peter Kema Jr., 19 years ago on the Big Island.
State officials reluctantly reveal the bid for a three-year contract to house up to 1,800 Hawaii prisoners on the mainland.