UH Hilo: Media Symposium and Senatorial Candidate Forum

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University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, Campus Center 301 & 306: Hilo, HI (map)


Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 9:00am - 3:00pm


The symposium's featured speakers will include Don Wallace, of Honolulu Magazine; Michael Shapiro, of Hana Hou Magazine, Mindy Pennybacker, of Honolulu Star-Advertiser; Chad Blair, of Civil Beat; Nancy Cook Lauer, of West Hawaii Today; Julie Ziemelis, the island's PR "guru"; and Jeff Portnoy, an Oahu attorney renowned for his First Amendment expertise.

A forum for senatorial candidates in District 1 (Hilo) and District 2 (Puna) will take place at 2 p.m. and will be moderated by radio reporter Sherry Bracken, UH Hilo Professor Todd Belt and UHH student Brian Wild.

Ke Kalahea, UH Hilo's student newspaper, is hosting the event, which is free to UH Hilo students and $5 for the general public. Ke Kalahea has teamed up with Kawamoto Store and KTA Super Stores to provide the food, with the help of Big Island Press Club.  

Other sponsors include Sustainable Island Products, Hilo Coffee Mill, University of Hawaii Hilo Student Association, and University Radio Hawaii.

For questions, to pre-register, or for disability accommodations, contact Tiffany Edwards Hunt at (808) 938-8592.

Contact Information

Event Contact: Tiffany Edwards Hunt
Email: kalahea@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 938-8592

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