The Weekend Editions Of The New Honolulu Star-Advertiser

·By John Temple

It all comes down to Sunday.

That’s where the war for our hearts and minds is fought. That’s where newspapers make or break their year.

So what did we learn from the first weekend editions of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser? I’m going to focus on what those papers told us about the journalism we can expect from the newspaper.

First, the paper seems oriented toward “conceptual” front pages, using photo illustrations to create impact rather than to using news articles and photography to reflect real life in this place.

Those concept stories are