I’m checking out the Big Island Weekly online edition and something jumps out at me:
The first two “News” items CAN’T be found in full in the Print edition as they have online videos attached to them.
The Win Hawaii House article… I even warned Tiffany ahead of time that it’s under investigation! YET, the BIW ran the article 3 weeks later as if it’s something real.
Even Tiffany herself on her blog on DECEMBER 10th wrote:
“I’m leaving it up for now and calling it a “Puna Feature.” I am trying to get a hold of Sherri Smith and John Williams to ask them their response to allegations that this is a possible scam. Once I receive their response, I will post it on my website and include it in another story I am working on for another publication. Thanks for the heads up, Damon.”
Interesting comments have been left below that article explaining how bogus it is and that BIW should be investigated for running something like that.
Then 2 of the next 3 articles that appeared previously on “The Big Island Chronicle”.
There are only 5 “News” items listed. 2 Videos and 2 blogs (one of which needs to be retracted next week due to mis-information)
I wonder how the BIW advertisers that pay good money to have their ads displayed in the paper feel about the paper running videos and incorrect articles?
This is nothing against the writers of the paper at all. More against the whole thought process that goes on behind the BIW when they are publishing their paper.
My biggest worry… is that they are just stringing along reporters by reprinting posts, and then when they find another writer… they just cut ties with that writer. That does seem to be Stephens Media Method of Operation.
My guess is that the Big Island Weekly will be an Online format within the next 2 years.