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Presstime in paradise : the life and times of The Honolulu advertiser, 1856-1995

Author: George Chaplin
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since it first rolled off the presses in 1856, The Honolulu Advertiser has been an important force in reporting and shaping the news of Honolulu and, secondarily, the Hawaiian Islands.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chaplin, George, 1914-
Presstime in paradise.
Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, 1998
(OCoLC)45843047
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Chaplin
ISBN: 0824819632 9780824819637 0824820320 9780824820329
OCLC Number: 37513105
Notes: "A latitude 20 book."
Description: xii, 395 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1: 1856-1880 --
A "reliable domestic newspaper" is born --
"New type, a new press, a new building" --
"Going to sea without a passport" --
"We shall not flinch from the issue" --
Amid the press battles, a shocker --
Praise and presses, letters and lava --
"No opening offered" for Mark Twain --
"Scheme to crush the Advertiser --
"Press has all the freedom it could desire" --
pt. 2: 1880-1898 --
"To be invariably loyal to his majesty" --
Laws of U.S. are good enough for Hawaii" --
pt. 3: 1898-1931 --
An "itching for printer's ink" --
From streetcars to volcanoes --
Laborers "cannot run these islands" --
"Blood calls for blood" --
"Talking through the air" --
"Where America and Asia meet" --
pt. 4: A son inherits the publishership --
Race, murder, and the press --
Editorial policy get "help" from the big five --
Research fueled by "Nippin' and sippin' " --
"If that's anti-Japanese, make the most of it" --
"Something's going on out at Pearl" --
The battle to salvage circulation --
A blend of photographers, editors, and managers --
Fighting "communism" and Farrington --
An about-face on statehood --
Sherman to Heloise: gossip and hints --
Advertiser's dilemma: hope versus reality --
From war service to family paper --
Can a reporter protect a source? --
A new hand on the editorial helm --
The saga of Sammy Amalu --
An all-out try to rescue the paper --
pt. 5: 1961-1995 --
Twigg-Smith takes over as publisher --
Staff talents cover a wide spectrum --
A policy shift from conservatism --
A joint "op," a strike, and a would-be buyer --
Historic stamps, art, and journalism --
Right-to-print hits official snag --
Neighbor islands make news too --
Technology brings a host of changes --
Mayor Fasi's battle with the press --
A new publisher and a new mood --
Nearly a century ends in a sale.
Responsibility: George Chaplin.

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