Hawaii PBS to launch unique statewide student news network

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PBS Hawaii will “break national ground” with its new multimedia statewide middle- and high-school student news network, reports the Star Bulletin in Honolulu. The effort is dubbed “Hiki No,” meaning “can do” in Hawaiian. Station President and CEO Leslie Wilcox said in a blog post that the project has been in the planning stages for two years. Students will meet in a virtual newsroom and their reports will be shown on the web and Hawaii PBS, Wilcox said. At the helm is Susan Yim, a 20-year newspaper and nonprofit veteran. CPB contributed $200,000 toward the effort.

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