On this episode, we’re joined by Anita Hofschneider, a staff writer with the non-profit Honolulu Civil Beat in Hawaii.

Anita writes watchdog stories, investigative and explanatory deep-dives, features and breaking news. She has covered a variety of beats, including politics, housing, health care and the environment.

In 2022, she became the Beat’s Pacific regional correspondent as the organization expanded its coverage area.

Anita talked about stories she covered, including how the pandemic impacted Pacific Island families, investigative pieces on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, and sexual harassment allegations against former Hawaii senator Daniel Inouye, and her reporting process for these stories.

Anita also talked about the challenges of covering the Pacific Islands while based in Hawaii and provided advice for journalists in the early stages of their careers.

Honolulu Civil Beat is the only news outlet in Hawaii dedicated to public affairs reporting. Their mission is to engage and educate the community on important public issues through in-depth reporting, explanatory and investigative journalism, analysis and commentary.

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