The Future of Catholic Periodicals: Faith, Finances, and the Digital Age
Paul Baumann, Commonweal Magazine
Matt Malone, S.J., America Magazine
Meinrad Sherer-Emunds, U.S. Catholic Magazine
Moderated by Tom Roberts, National Catholic Reporter
Date: February 20, 2013
Tom Roberts will moderate a discussion among the chief editors of prominent Catholic magazines regarding the opportunities and challenges covering the Catholic Church in the 21st century.
In the News
In his New York Times article, Clyde Haberman accounts his lunch with Matthew Malone, S.J., chief editor of America Magazine. Malone discusses Jesuit spirituality and the implications of having a Jesuit Pope, as well as his personal faith journey.
Kathleen Sullivan of the BC Chronicle summarizes the February 20th panel, "The Future of Catholic Periodicals: Faith, Finances, and the Digital Age." While the panelists aknowledged the difficulties of changing demographics, technology, and methods of funding, they maintained that Catholic periodicals play a critical role in both Catholic discourse and in the portrayal of Catholic beliefs and practices in the secular media.