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Hawaii Writer Selected for Facebook Initiative


In April, Facebook announced a $5 million commitment to support independent local journalists through its new Bulletin platform, designed to help independent writers, experts, journalists and authoritative voices reach new audiences on Facebook.

Now, 25 independent local journalists from across the country have joined the initiative, which recognizes that local news is the heartbeat of our communities. More people are turning to mobile and digital channels during the pandemic to keep up with local news and information, and Facebook Bulletin is a new platform for writers, independent experts, and authoritative voices to find, build, and monetize their audience.

Ryan Kawailani Ozawa, a Honolulu-based tech journalist and community organizer, has been selected to participate in the program, following an application process conducted in partnership with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists…

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