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Citing a desire to grow, Honolulu Civil Beat takes down its paywall and becomes a nonprofit

Honolulu Civil Beat, the news site bankrolled by billionaire eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, announced Wednesday morning that it has transitioned to a nonprofit model in a bid to expand its offerings to the broader Hawaiian community. As part of this push, Honolulu Civil Beat will take down its paywall to grow its audience. "Right now, with the paywall in … Read More
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The extreme ratings of fact-checkers around the world

This article was republished with permission by the Duke Reporters' Lab. Claire Ballentine is a student researcher at the Lab. A 2015 census of fact-checkers reveals the odd names they use for the most ridiculous falsehoods. FactCheckEU calls them “Insane Whoppers.” The Voice of San Diego uses “Huckster Propaganda.” Honolulu Civil Beat refers to them as “Screaming … Read More
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Honolulu Civil Beat and Huffington Post join forces for new Hawaii site

Cross Pierre Omidyar's serious-minded Honolulu Civil Beat with Arianna Huffington's traffic-driving wizardry, and what do you get? We'll soon see this fall with the launch of HuffPost Hawaii, a joint venture the two groups announced today. Civil Beat will continue as a separate site and editorially manage the collaboration, which will be promoted from the Huffington Post's main site. Shortened versions of Civil Beat's investigations and local political coverage will appear on HuffPost Hawaii. The site will also carry broader lifestyle and culture coverage aimed at travelers from both the United States and Japan (where HuffPost has formed another editorial partnership with Asahi Shimbun). In a promotional video, Huffington said a common denominator between the two online news ventures has been "creating a platform for voices" with diverse contributors and extensive discussion chains. Omidyar said he hopes to draw on the parent Huffington Post's reporting and commentary to attract local audiences to the new site. Read More