Honolulu Civil Beat
Print / Production
THE DESIGN PROBLEM
In the era of Fake News, where can one turn to for the real deal? Honolulu Civil Beat is an investigative news organization that practices watchdog journalism with in-depth stories related to the state of Hawaii.
Launched as a paid subscription-based site in 2010, CB became a non-profit org, ad-free and took down their pay wall in 2016. No longer beholden to corporate advertisers or potential conflicts of interest with sponsors, CB is positioned to be the true local independent news source.
THE DESIGN SOLUTION
We developed a brand voice and position that encapsulated the “no-bullshit-dig-deeper-not-just-breaking-news-more-perspectives-community-engaged-unafraid-to-ruffle-feathers-and-fiercely-independent” attitude of the staff.