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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get a copy of MidWeek mailed to my home?
Request a copy be mailed to your home by calling and leaving your name and address with the MidWeek mailing department. Call 690-8805. Contact the mailing department if you are moving and you would like MidWeek at your new address.

Are all the articles in MidWeek on line?
No.

Can I get archived articles of MidWeek on line?
Articles have a link to archives organized by article name or author. For archives prior to February 1, 2012, click here. See question below.

Where can I get a copy of an article in a past MidWeek issue?
MidWeek is archived at the State Public Library on Punchbowl and King next to Iolani Palace. Copies are available there for research purposes and you may get a photocopy of an article you are interested in by using the coin operated photocopy machine.

There is a copy of all MidWeek’s dating back to the first issue of July 1984. They are available on hard copy and some are on microfiche.
The Windward Islander, West Oahu Islander, Central Oahu Islander, and MidWeek are also available there. Ask a librarian to direct you on where to get them at the library.

Hawaii State Library (Main)
478 South King Street
586-3500 call for information and hours

How do I order a reprint Velox/laser print of an article suitable for framing?
If a velox is possible, you need to have the publication date and name of the article, and page number. All Velox prints cost $40. The request is processed by the executive assistant to the publisher. Call 529-4735.

How do I suggest an idea for a cover story/or an article?
Put it in writing and send it to our editor Don Chapman.
Write a short summary (3 or 4 paragraphs) of why you think this subject would be a good story for MidWeek.
You will not hear back from MidWeek if we are not interested. If MidWeek is interested, at the appropriate time, a call will be made to the contact numbers provided in the written letter.
An editorial board decides on the stories that go into MidWeek.
Stories with an Oahu angle are preferred. For best results a follow up phone call is suggested. Leave a message with your name, story idea, phone number and one good reason why your topic would be a good story for MidWeek on the voicemail box for Don Chapman at 529-4869.

MidWeek
500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-500
Honolulu, HI 96813.
Fax to (808) 585-6324
e-mail: dchapman@midweek.com

What advice do you have about pitching a story?
Write it as if you were telling your best friend a story about this topic. Keep it short and to the point. Please try to include any obstacles this person has overcome, community activities, awards or honors, hobbies, local high school/or place person is originally from, specific part of town the person resides in (ie. Nuuanu, Kailua).

I am outraged by a story in MidWeek. What do I do? Or I love a story in MidWeek. What do I do?
Write a letter to the editor and express your opinion. The editor may edit for length.
Please include your name, address and daytime and evening phone numbers. We print only the letters that include this information, but only your name will appear in print.

MidWeek
500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-500
Honolulu, HI 96813.
Fax to (808) 585-6324
e-mail: dchapman@midweek.com

What do I need to do to get my event into the Paina section of MidWeek?
1-Contact associate editor Rasa Fournier rfournier@midweek.com with the details of your event a minimum of two weeks in advance, a month is better.
2-Include the location, timeline, purpose of the event, what is happening, and the name of point person assigned to assist and guide our photographer in gathering groups for photos during the mingling time (cocktail hour).

What areas are covered in the community sections of the MidWeek Islander?
Send story ideas for community sections to Regional Editor Carol Chang at cchang@midweek.com , or call (808)529-4850.
The Windward section runs every week and covers Waimanalo, Kailua, Kaneohe, Kaaawa, Hauula, Laie, and Kahuku.
The East Oahu section of MidWeek covers Kaimuki, Kahala, Hawaii Kai. The Central Oahu section of MidWeek covers Mililani, Wahiawa, Haleiwa, and Waialua.

Assistant Regional Editor Sarah Pacheco handles the West Oahu section of MidWeek. Contact her at spacheco@midweek.com or call 4859.
The West Oahu section of MidWeek covers Kapolei, Ewa, Waipahu, Kunia, Pearl City, and Aiea.

How can I get in touch with a MidWeek columnist?
Each columnist has an email link near the byline in his or her article.

You can also reach us by POTS line (Plain Old Telephone Service)
(808) 529-4700

If you would like to fax us your comments:
(808) 585-6324
…and of course if you wish to send us a letter, our snail mail address:

MidWeek Printing, Inc.
500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-500
Honolulu, HI 96813.

How can I get a copy of a photo I was in that was taken by a MidWeek photographer?
Check the paper to see who took your photo. Be prepared with the MidWeek issue date, as well as the columnist name or story content. Make arrangements directory with the MidWeek photographer who took the photo.

Chief Photographer: Ms. Nathalie Walker 695-6306

Staff Photographer: Ms. Leah Friel 695-6307

Staff Photographer: Mr. Lawrence Tabudlo 695-6321

If it is not a photo taken by a MidWeek photographer, speak to the photographer who took the photo as noted in the photo credit.

How many people read MidWeek?
MidWeek is mailed to over 270,000 homes

I’ve sent in a photo to be published in MidWeek’s focus on Oahu section, or the Windward Islander. Will I get it back?
Photos used in the newspaper will not be returned.
Unused photos will be returned if you have a Self-Addressed-Stamped-Envelope.

How do I get a listing in the Calendar of events?
You need to send your event three weeks in advance. Events will be printed in the MidWeek newspaper on a space available basis. All events received on time will be included in the MidWeek website calendar.
Send e-mail to our calendar editor Nicole Kato or call her at (808) 529-4854.
Please include the date, location, public contact phone number, and a brief description of your event.

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