Star-Advertiser Cuts Nearly 10 Percent Of Its American Jobs

Star-Advertiser Cuts Nearly 10 Percent Of Its Newsroom Staff

Oahu Publications plans a new round of job cuts — the second in the past year — at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, raising worries that the smaller newsroom won’t be able to sustain the quality of the newspaper’s journalism.

The Honolulu-based publishing company, which also owns MidWeek and a number of other Hawaii publications, will let go of 10 editorial employees — including prominent columnists Lee Cataluna and Mindy Pennybacker — within three weeks.

Also being laid off are reporters Kathryn Mykleseth and Jayna Omaye; copy editors Jeff Clark, Celia Downes and Sarah Montgomery; artist Kip Aoki; clerk Jeremy Nitta; and page designer Joe Edwards, according to Star-Advertiser staff members.

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