P.S. Since this post appeared at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, the Star-Advertiser’s publisher has publicly acknowledged the revenue loss ($3.4 million), and furloughs and reduced hours among the paper’s 78 journalists. Nothing yet about MidWeek’s suspension of all its paid columnists.
Something I found very odd today: did you, too?
The Star-Advertiser ran a half-page AP story about newspapers either folding or cutting staff due to limited advertising during the Covid-19 shut-downs. Lots of specific papers on the mainland mentioned.
But not a word about here! MidWeek suspended all its paid columnists/contributors. According to Honolulu Civil Beat, the Star-Advertiser has furloughed/cut workdays of staff.
Why would you run a story about newspaper predicaments elsewhere without mentioning your own?
An odd practice of journalism, don’t you think?