Honolulu Civil Beat

TaglineA journalistic "civic square"
Year Founded2010
Type or CoverageGeneral
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesMembership
Revenue SourcesSubscriptions
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)2-5
Staff Size (Editorial)6-10
Active Volunteers1-10
AffiliationsUniversity of Hawaii Press.
Mappin LocationHonolulu - Hawaii
Principal StaffPierre Omidyar
Principal StaffRandy Ching
Principal StaffJohn Temple
DescriptionHonolulu Civil Beat is the brainchild of eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and former eBay exec Randy Ching both of whom attended high school in the Aloha State. The pair shared a common goal in Omidyar’s words of “empowering citizens and encouraging greater civic participation through media.” In keeping with this mission they envisioned a site that considered audience participation to be as important as reporting stories. The pair enlisted John Temple the former (and final) editor of the Rocky Mountain News to be their site’s editor-in-chief and the Civil Beat launched in May of 2010.
Profile on CJRhttp://www.cjr.org/news_startups_guide/2011/02/honolulu-civil-beat.php