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Three years ago, eBay founder and philanthropist Pierre Omidyar shook up the Hawaii media landscape with the launch of Honolulu Civil Beat. Today, the site touts itself as the largest news outlet dedicated to public affairs reporting in the Aloha State.

Just three weeks ago, The Huffington Post and Honolulu Civil Beat announced a partnership to create HuffPost Hawaii, adding a new dimension to the local news hole once again. This new site, expected to launch in the fall, will bring together the resources of The Huffington Post and Civil Beat to give a global audience access to one of the world's most famous destinations.

So what does this mean for Hawaii public relations professionals? What opportunities does this open up for our industry? And what kind of impact will this new outlet have on Hawaii's media landscape?

Join Patti Epler, editor of Civil Beat and editor-in-chief of Huffington Post Hawaii, for a pau hana discussion about these topics and more. 

About Patti EplerPatti Epler

Epler is an old-school investigative journalist in a new media world. She still values solid relationships with news sources and strong journalistic ethics. Like many of her colleagues, she's been laid off (more than once) from what were once vibrant and thriving newspapers. She is now a true believer in online journalism and all that the Internet has to offer news operations that embrace meaningful reporting, investigative and watchdog journalism to encourage community discussion of important civic and political issues. Those concepts are at the core of both Civil Beat and Huffington Post Hawaii. For her complete bio, click here.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
5:30 p.m. - Registration and Networking
6:00-7:00 p.m. - Program/Discussion

Honolulu Civil Beat
3465 Waialae Avenue, #200
Honolulu, HI 96816

PROGRAM COST: (includes hosted beverages and pupus)
(NOTE: This program is limited to 30 attendees)

$20 - PRSA Hawaii Chapter Members
$25 - PRSA National Members
$30 - PRSA Non-Members
$15 - PRSSA Members

$5 flat rate if you park in the garage. Street parking is also available in the neighborhood.

Register online or for cash/check payments, please RSVP to Payment can be made at door on day of the event or can be mailed in advance to: PRSA Hawaii, P.O. Box 3566, Honolulu, HI 96811. Credit card payment will not be accepted at the door.

Due to the increased cost of doing business, reservations made via credit card will be assessed a nominal processing fee.

For more information, please contact President-Elect/Programs Chair Huy Vo via email.

Advance registration will close at 3 p.m. on the day prior to the event. After that, a $5 walk-in fee will apply. Due to out-of-pocket expenses incurred, there is a $5 cancellation fee for reservations made via credit card; no refunds will be issued for cancellations received after the deadline; and no-shows will be invoiced.


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