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IRE media training coming to Honolulu


IRE will bring its acclaimed watchdog workshop series to Honolulu, on Saturday, Feb. 9. Get a free (or extended) one-year IRE membership and all-day training on how to ramp up your watchdog skills at the workshop co-hosted by The University of Hawaii School of Communications; Society of Professional Journalists–Hawaii Chapter; Asian American Journalists Association–Hawaii Chapter; and Media Council Hawaii.

You’ll learn tips from some of the top investigative journalists from print, TV and online newsrooms. Our speakers are Cody Winchester and Charles Minshew, both from IRE & NICAR; Bigad Shaban from NBC Bay Area; John Hill from Honolulu Civil Beat; and Brian Black of Civil Beat Law Center for Public Interest.

Sessions are designed for all journalists looking to improve their data and reporting skills. Freelancers and students are also encouraged to attend.

Registration includes a one-year IRE membership, giving you access to reporting tipsheets, training resources and more. Current members receive a one-year extension. 

In addition, you may register for hands-on spreadsheet training on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This beginner class teaches you how to use spreadsheets to find stories. Reserve your spot today, as space in the computer lab is limited.

Find additional information, including the schedule, pricing and registration details, athttps://www.ire.org/events-and-training/event/4115.We encourage you to share this with any colleagues who might be interested.

This program is made possible thanks to support from the Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation.

We look forward to seeing you in Honolulu on Feb. 9!

Internship with ESPN

Greetings AAJA Hawaii,

Hope everyone had a good holiday season and Happy New Year!

Michael Huang from ESPN and co-chair of the AAJA Sports Task Force affinity group, would like you all to help the STF put the word out for an internship with ESPN we are offering through AAJA. The link is here for the AAJA page:https://www.aaja.org/espn_aaja_stf_internship.

Kristen Wong

2019 AAJA Hawaii Chapter Secretary

Grist looking for fall 2017 fellows

From: Andrew Simon <asimon@grist.org>
Date: Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 9:42 AM
Subject: Grist looking for fall 2017 fellows

Hello, I’m the fellowship program director at Grist.org, a nonprofit green news site based in Seattle.

Grist is once again looking for paid journalism fellows. This time around we’re offering two fellowships: an environmental justice fellowship and a video fellowship. The video fellowship is based in Seattle, the justice fellow has the option to work remotely. The fellowship pays $2,600 per month.
Would you help spread the word to your local AAJA network? Here’s the link, the next deadline to apply is July 31:
Any additional mentions on Twitter or Facebook would be great, as well as inclusion in any email blasts, newsletters, etc. to your broader journalism networks.
Andrew Simon
Director, New Programs and Initiatives, Grist.org
About the Grist Fellowship Program
The Grist Fellowship Program is an opportunity for early-career journalists to hone their skills at a national news outlet and deepen their knowledge of environmental issues. The fellowship offers exposure to the leading sustainability thinkers and theories of our time, real-world experience at a fast-paced news site, and the occasional scrumptious snacks.

Notice of HART Active Recruitments 06/16/2017


The following are open recruitments at the City & County of Honolulu, Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) as of 06/16/2017. They are available to be viewed at http://www.honolulutransit.org/hartjobs/. Attached, you will find our Equal Employment Opportunity policy.

Please distribute the following information to prospective applicants:

Available HART Positions

Agreements Arbiter and Manager/Insurance Risk Manager

Annual Salary Range: $59,736 to $88,020

Duties: This position has two major responsibilities in support of the Rail Project. First, the position serves as the manager of third party agreements between HART and outside agencies. These contracts are distinguishable from HART agreements with designers, construction contractors and professional firms. A non-exhaustive list of examples of “3d party agreements” are: Memoranda of Understanding with various departments within the State of Hawaii and the City and County of Honolulu, certain agreements with private and public Utilities, private landowners and their developers, non-profit entities, and agreements relating to easements. Secondly, the position is responsible for overseeing and managing the Owner Controlled Insurance Program (OCIP) and other sponsored insurance coverage for HART, including contractor compliance with contract mandated coverage. The incumbent assists in negotiating and is responsible for tracking, updating, renewing and managing these agreements.

Minimum Requirements: J.D. or equivalent degree or experience; at minimum, a Bachelor’s or higher degree with relevant experience in contract management, project management and insurance risk management. Minimum 5 years of experience in contract law, preferably in government contracting, or management of large scale, complex engineering and construction projects with participation by multiple agencies and jurisdictions. Working knowledge and proficiency with computers and related software applications, such as spreadsheets, word processing and graphics. Strong organization, communication, analytical and conceptual skills. Effective interpersonal skills. Must be able to work with different disciplines and management levels, within and outside the agency; Effective negotiation skills, able to direct, monitor and accomplish goals. Continue Reading →

College Night 2016

AAJA Hawaii College Night rescheduled to Nov. 10 from 6:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. RSVP bit.ly/2edOzS4 by Nov. 7. Seating limited.

Asian American Journalists Association Hawaii Chapter
presents College Night
Thursday, Nov. 10 2016
6:45 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
PBS Hawaii
315 Sand Island Access Road
Parking on site is available.

College students interested in a career in journalism are invited to AAJA’s college night.
We will have some pizza, tour the new PBS Hawaii station, and watch a live-taping of the hour-long Insights news talk show.
Space is limited. RSVP is required by Nov. 10, 2016 as your names will be checked at the door.
RSVP on eventbrite here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/asian-american-journalists-association-presents-college-night-tickets-28452793070

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