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HPR's Ku‘uwehi Hiraishi selected to join NPR Network Handbook Working Group

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Hawai‘i Public Radio General Assignment Reporter Ku‘uwehi Hiraishi was chosen from among 70 applicants to join a 12-member working group that brings journalists together from member stations across the country to develop a network standards and practices handbook.

Led by Kenya Young, NPR Managing Editor for Collaborative Journalism, the project includes a dozen journalists from stations across the country.

"We know there is no one-size-fits-all set of practices for the variety of newsrooms we have in public media. This guide and working group is an effort to align our common thoughts, issues and questions while maintaining a consistent level of editorial and journalistic integrity," Young said in a release. "The ability to create a shared framework of standards and practices elevates our credibility as a public media organization and as a network working to deliver accurate and fair news and information to our communities."

Hiraishi joins a team that reflects a diversity of locations, station sizes, years in journalism and personal experience.

  • Amanda Aronczyk (NPR, New York)
  • Ku'uwehi Hiraishi (Hawai'i Public Radio, Honolulu, HI)
  • Dennis Kellogg (Nebraska Public Media, Lincoln, NE)
  • Asma Khalid (NPR, Washington, D.C.)
  • Sara Plourde (NHPR, Concord, NH)
  • Arezou Rezvani (NPR, Washington, D.C.)
  • Elliott Robinson (VPM, Richmond, VA)
  • Jan Ross P. Sakian (Texas Public Radio, San Antonio, TX)
  • Helga Salinas (CapRadio, Sacramento, CA)
  • Terence Shepherd (WLRN, Miami, FL)
  • Cheraine Stanford (WPSU, University Park, PA)
  • Ross Terrell (KUER, Salt Lake City, U)

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