Catholic Diocese of Spokane, Washington

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Official News Magazine of the Diocese of Spokane

Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
P.O. Box 48, Spokane WA 99210
(509) 358-7340; FAX: (509) 358-7302

Seattle Catholic paper reduces publication frequency

the Inland Register

(From the Aug. 24, 2006 edition of the Inland Register)

The Catholic Northwest Progress, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Seattle, will reduce its publication schedule to every two weeks.

Prior to this, the Progress was published weekly, except bi-weekly in the summer months.

A letter to subscribers from Seattle’s Archbishop Alex J. Brunett, publisher of the Progress, explained the change.

The primary consideration was financial, he wrote. “In recent years, increased printing and postage costs have severely limited our ability to produce a newspaper that serves the numerous needs of our diverse faith community.” The reduction in frequency of publication “will allow The Progress to add new content and features without increasing subscription costs.” Plans include a new monthly supplement “to help all Catholics grow in their understanding of what it means to be Catholic,” he wrote.

The changes in content will begin with the Sept. 7 edition.

The Catholic Press Association awarded The Catholic Northwest Progress a third place General Excellence award this year for papers of similar circulation size.

Progress editor Steve Kent, former editor of The Catholic Voice in the Archdiocese of Omaha, Neb., recently announced his retirement.

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