Day 3 Of The New Star-Advertiser

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.

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