St. Paul and Minneapolis combines newspaper, communications functions
Published: June 19, 2012
ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) -- The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is combining the resources and personnel of The Catholic Spirit newspaper and the archdiocesan Office of Communications. The restructuring, announced June 14 and expected to take place by July 1, will help create a more integrated communications function committed to strengthening the archdiocese's communications with more than 825,000 members of the Catholic Church in its 12-county area, the archdiocese said in a statement. The changes also will more fully coordinate and expand the archdiocese's print, electronic, online and video communications efforts, including increased use of social and emerging media, the statement said. "The Catholic Spirit is a wonderful asset to our local church and our Catholic community. We want to build on this firm foundation and keep getting better and better as we reach out to members of the Catholic Church throughout the archdiocese," said Sarah Mealey, archdiocesan director of communications. "There's so much opportunity ahead of us." The Catholic Spirit produces biweekly print and e-newsletter publications, maintains a website at TheCatholicSpirit.com, a blog site at CatholicHotdish.com, and a presence on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. The archdiocese said it is committed to continuing these publications and communications networks. "This is a time of transition in how people receive information and keep connected, and like other organizations, it's important for the archdiocese to use its limited resources in the most effective and efficient ways," said Bob Zyskowski, The Catholic Spirit's associate publisher/general manager.
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