Paper clarifies policy
by Jaclynn Fasken, Business manager
Kalamalama is Hawai‘i Pacific University’s community newspaper.
It is an official, university-sponsored newspaper. It is produced
by students training to be journalists, and it gives the highest
priority to student issues, events, and activities and to information
about university administration, policies, and programs: information
that students need to know.
Our articles are carefully selected to cover all major HPU
events and to inform readers of events to come. On the front
page of the Sept. 30 issue, for example, were articles about
graduate students, club carnival, and the 9-11 remembrance ceremony.
HPU events always make front-page news and fill the first two
sections, and the final sports section, of the newspaper. We
dedicate 7 to 9 pages per issue to student life and HPU news.
Beyond articles providing information students need, or promoting
or covering student events, we try to select articles of interest
to a diverse campus. Kalamalama doesn’t focus on all the global
problems, but we do select the ones that affect or are likely
to affect HPU students. We rarely cover something that the Honolulu
Advertiser or Star Bulletin has covered, unless it is of interest
to the students or students have expressed an opinion on it.
If HPU students have ideas for articles they would like to
see in Kalamalama, then they should by all means write and submit
them. We are always looking for new writers and different voices.
HPU events are advertised without cost in Kalamalama, and we
try to influence vending prices by offering discounted rates
to clients who offer HPU students a discount.
We thank you all for reading us, and we invite you all to tell
us, please, when you have questions and concerns.