Hiraishi Makes HPR Debut

AHM Founding Member Ku‘uwehi Hiraishi Debuts on Hawai‘i Public Radio With Story on Ka‘ōhao School

For anyone born and raised in Hawaiʻi, your alma mater says as much about you as your family name or hometown. “What school did you go to?” The answer in many ways is your identity. But what if that school changed its name? That’s the case for Lanikai Elementary Public Charter School, soon to be renamed…

Ka‘ōhao School
A school name change on Oʻahu is raising awareness in that community about the origin of place names in Hawaiʻi. The Governing Board for Lanikai Elementary Public Charter School has decided to revive the traditional place name for the land beneath the school. HPR Reporter Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has more.

Listen on Hawai’i Public Radio and read the full transcript:

‘Ahahui Haku Mo‘olelo Logo by Kūhao Zane

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Reelitz Steps Down As Mana Editor

Today’s the official announcement that I’m stepping down as MANA’s editor. Wanted to post before Blaine scoops us! hahahahaha

After nearly 2 years at the helm, we say a profound mahalo and a hui hou to @keopu who has fearlessly led our @manamagazine team as editor. We are sad to see her go but proud and excited to watch as she continues her efforts to uplift the lāhui. Please share your mahalo with us and read her final thoughts on our blog at welivemana.com/articles/ahuihou #manamagazine #manaohana #welivemana #editor #ahuihou #manawahine

After nearly 2 years at the helm, we say a profound mahalo and a hui hou to @keopu who has fearlessly led our @manamagazine team as editor. We are sad to see her go but proud and excited to watch as she continues her efforts to uplift the lāhui. Please share your mahalo with us and read her final thoughts on our blog at welivemana.com/articles/ahuihou ‪#‎manamagazine‬ ‪#‎manaohana‬ ‪#‎welivemana‬ ‪#‎editor‬ ‪#‎ahuihou‬ ‪#‎manawahine‬

‘Ahahui Haku Mo‘olelo – General Membership Meeting

The Box Jelly Coworking
307 Kamani St Suite A, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
This is a general membership meeting to continue talking about the timeline and preparations toward the official launch of the organization.

MANA Magazine Launches All-Digital Platform

August 11, 2014


Bi-monthly publication moves publishing to the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite

Honolulu, HI – This October, MANA Magazine leaps into the future by replacing their print magazine with a new digital magazine format. MANA was created for today’s audiences as well as future generations. To ensure its future, MANA is directing their efforts to creating a new digital edition. This digital edition will reach a far wider audience as it will be available to Hawaiians and Hawaiians at heart around the world. In this digital form, MANA’s award-winning writing and photography will now be enhanced by storytelling in video and audio made possible by the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS). The Adobe DPS has been utilized by notable publications such as Wired, Time, National Geographic and GQ.

“One of the things our editorial team struggles with is deciding what to cut to make our stories fit within MANA’s printed pages. With this new digital format, we’ll be able to share with our readers much more of the rich content that previously ended up on the cutting room floor,” Editor Ke‘ōpū Reelitz said.

Mana Digital

This new digital MANA will reach readers much faster as it will not face the obstacles of printing, mailing and delivery. It will be easily read on any device – laptops, netbooks, Macs, PCs, iPads, Android tablets, iPhones and Android phones. The digital edition will continue to be supported with a robust website, e-newsletters and social media.

“There is no question the digital paradigm for magazines is here. We’re very excited about being able to deliver a better all-around magazine for our readers, advertisers and the community. The possibilities are endless, and we at Mana Media are committed to creating the very best digital magazine,” said John Aeto, MANA Co-Owner and Publisher.

Current subscribers to MANA’s print edition will receive their final printed issue in August and will be contacted by MANA’s circulation department regarding transitioning their print subscriptions to the new digital format.

For more information, please visit WeLiveMana.com.


About Mana Magazine:

Founded in 2012, MANA is a bi-monthly independent magazine for the Hawaiian community. MANA celebrates Hawaiians and their culture. Through an unwavering dedication to professional journalism, MANA provides an independent voice that is not tied to any organization or viewpoint. In doing so, it inspires serious exchange on the important issues impacting the Hawaiian community today and beyond – governance, education, health, income, sustainability and more. MANA is published by MANA Media, LLC, a part Hawaiian owned, 100% local Hawai’i company. MANA…Engaging Hawaiian Hearts. Visit www.welivemana.com for more information.

About Adobe Digital Publishing Suite:

The Adobe Digital Publishing Suite enables the creation of immersive reading experiences that combine the visual impact of print, the flexibility of the tablet format, the immediacy of touch interaction and the engagement of interactive elements such as video, audio and animated infographics. In conjunction with InDesign®, Adobe DPS provides an end-to-end publishing solution for creation, distribution, commercialization and analysis of high-value content, including traditional magazines and newspapers as well as corporate publications.

Media Contact: Cedric Duarte
Ph: 808-221-0991
Email: cedricduarte@kalaimoku.com

Next Meeting July 24

Aloha again! Here are the notes from last month’s general membership meeting. Next meeting is Tuesday, July 24 at 7p – location is currently set for Box Jelly.

General Membership Meeting March 28

Click on the Facebook Event link to RSVP your attendance. If you’re not a member of the group, request to be added.

Please join ‘Ahahui Haku Mo‘olelo – Hawaiian Journalists Association – for our monthly general membership meeting on Friday, March 28 at the Box Jelly. Officers will give you an update and we’ll discuss important decisions for our organization.

We’ll be going potluck-style this time. Please bring a small pūpū to share and any beverages you’d like.

As always, please pass on information about this (and future) meetings to others who are interested. We’d love to see our gatherings grow.

Looking forward to another great meeting. See you there!

307 A Kamani Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Star-Advertiser Journalist Job!

Openings in Newspapers/Wires

March 5, 2014
Company:Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Honolulu, Hawaii
Job Status: Full-time
Salary: Negotiable
Ad Expires: 
April 9, 2014
Job ID:1568659


The Honolulu Star-Advertiser is seeking a reporter with several years of daily newspaper experience to join our city desk. Evidence of strong writing and critical thinking in previous reporting positions is required, along with a willingness to tackle any assignment — from breaking news, to beat-reporting, to enterprise. Must be able to develop daily stories as well as in-depth and longer-range projects. Flexibility in our ever-evolving newsroom is essential. The successful candidate will know how to integrate social media, photos and other online reporting duties. Knowledge of Hawaii, database-reporting experience and video skills are all pluses. We are looking for a reporter who can recognize important developments, navigate government bureaucracy and embrace real people in storytelling. If interested, send a résumé and a few clips to Ed Lynch, managing editor/news, at elynch@staradvertiser.com. (Tell Ed Blaine sent you! — OK, maybe NOT! 🙂 )


When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at JournalismJobs.com.

‘Ahahui Haku Mo‘olelo Official Launch

HJA launch

Congratulations ‘Ahahui Haku Mo’olelo on our official convening and our first newly elected board! Looking forward to what the future holds for Hawaiian journalists. — feeling excited with Daniel Ikaika Ito, Andrea Iwalani Kualii-Kahoohanohano, Britt YapDave ReardonMeredith EnosKu’uwehi HiraishiIkaika M L HusseyChristine HittTiffany HillBlaine Fergerstrom and Matthew Kaulana Ing at ʻAhahui Haku Moʻolelo Launch Meeting tonight at Hukilau in the Executive Center, downtown Honolulu. Missing from the photo is Crystal Kua.

The elected board consists of Daniel Ikaika Ito, President, Iwalani Kualii-Kahoohanohano, Vice President, Ke‘opulani Reelitz, Secretary, and Ikaika M L Hussey, Treasurer. The inaugural board will serve for six months with the purpose of laying the foundations of the organization. One of the goals is to gain 501(c)(3) status within that time.

The ‘Ahahui Haku Mo‘olelo name was coined by Ikaika Hussey.

First Organizational Meeting Feb. 21

‘Ahahui Haku Mo‘olelo – Hawaiian Journalists Association announces its first organizational meeting to be held on Feb. 21, 2014 at the Hukilau Restaurant, Aston Executive Centre Hotel lobby, 1088 Bishop St., Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96813, at 6:00 p.m.

We will be discussing the structure, bylaws, offices and mission of this fledgeling organization.

See our Facebook Group for more information. If you are interested in participating, please request membership, there.

Here is the Facebook Event Invitation. Ask for an invite if you’re not already on the list.

Hawaiian Journalists Association

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