By George Chaplin
Because it first rolled off the presses in 1856, The Honolulu Advertiser has been a huge strength in reporting and shaping the inside track of Honolulu and, secondarily, the Hawaiian Islands. George Chaplin, editor-in-chief of the Advertiser from 1959 to 1986, has written a colourful and enjoyable insider's account of approximately a century and a 1/2 Advertiser background. He covers the legion of personalities that has labored for the Advertiser through the years: proprietors (from its first Island proprietor, Henry Whitney, to its final, the Thurston Twigg-Smith family), publishers, editors, journalists, political cartoonists, photographers, and pressroom humans. He stories on concerns and historic occasions that had a strong effect at the Honolulu group and reviews at the Advertiser's place concerning every one: the sensational Massie trial, the obstacle of Hawaii's american citizens of eastern ancestry in the course of international battle II, the hard work stream and communism within the Islands, and statehood, between others. He additionally remembers the numerous political figures who've waged their media battles in the pages of the Advertiser.
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Extra resources for Presstime in Paradise: The Life and Times of the Honolulu Advertiser, 1856-1995
The antiliquor society, which on the basis of that pledge had built its home nearby for $14,000, was a haven for sea captains and crews and had most merchants and foreign residents as members. The society’s trustees vigorously protested the hotel relicensing, and Whitney editorialized, criticizing the Privy Council but concentrating his heaviest fire on Foreign Minister Robert C. Wyllie, whom he accused of dominating Prince Lot, the acting minister of the interior, on this matter. Whitney seemed unconcerned that he was taking on one of the ablest and most powerful cabinet officers in the history of the Hawaiian monarchy.
Ayers of the San Francisco Morning Call, who had been visiting, decided to move to Hawaii— and word in the California papers was that he had bought a press and a stock of type and intended to establish a newspaper. The Advertiser observed in June 1866 that if the government wanted to sell or close its printing monopoly it would open the field for a second printing office and paper and that would be welcome, since Ayers was understood to be a good printer and a good editor.
Whitney, either modest or embarrassed, carried only a sentence or two on his narrow call. The marine beat could be hazardous even closer to shore. ” He jumped for the wharf but landed under it, not far from the vessel’s keel. On climbing onto the dock, he looked at his watch, to time the incident, but found it waterlogged. S. West Coast vessels bound for China without an Island stop. S. newspapers. Starting in 1857 the Advertiser was helped in this by a marine telegraph erected by Postmaster Jackson on a knoll just back of Diamond Head.