The Evolution of PBN: Delivering the News Through Digital, Print and Events



Wednesday, August 20
11:30 a.m. Registration & Networking
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Program & Lunch 

Wolfgang's Steakhouse
Royal Hawaiian Center, 3rd Floor
2201 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815

The business models used by news media organizations are constantly evolving, and PR professionals need to stay current to ensure their strategic recommendations are relevant to reach today's audiences.

Join Pacific Business News Editor-in-Chief Kam Napier for an engaging discussion on the changing demands of how Hawaii wants its news, and how PBN is leveraging this shift to reach more readers, engage the community, and be an informative source that can benefit your company and clients. Adopting a 360-degree approach to news delivery, PBN has evolved over the last year into a digital-first newsroom, with journalists breaking news every day, all day, online. Its weekly print edition and expanded events schedule fit well into a model that ensures the outlet is more integral than ever to Hawaii's business community.

Kam Napier joined PBN as editor-in-chief in April. Prior to that, he covered Hawaii for 19 years at Honolulu Magazine, the last 8 as editor. His reporting on subjects from architecture to zoology have won awards from The Society of Professional Journalists and Hawaii Publishers Association.


Parking is available in the Royal Hawaiian Center garage. First hour is free with restaurant validation. Up to three additional hours for $1.00 per hour.

COST (In person program, includes lunch):

  • PRSA Hawaii Members $25
  • PRSA National Members $30
  • General Admission $40
  • PRSSA Student Members $20

Click here to RSVP by credit card or email to pay at the door with cash or check. Payment can be made at the door on the day of the event or mailed in advance to:

PRSA Hawaii
P.O. Box 3566
Honolulu, HI 96811

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

NOTE: Please indicate your lunch preference with your RSVP by emailing Options are:

  • Mahimahi Fish and Chips
  • Mahimahi Sandwich with fries and onion rings
  • Prime Burger with fries and onion rings
  • Tropical Chopped Salad
Please contact Program Co-Chair David Pettinger at with further questions.

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