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Baltimore’s Catholic Review newspaper to become a monthly magazine

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A trend continues.

From The Baltimore Sun: 

The Catholic Review, which has chronicled Catholic life in Baltimore for nearly two centuries, will stop publishing in its traditional newspaper format and become a glossy monthly magazine.

The Oct. 29 issue will be its last as a biweekly newspaper, editor and associate publisher Chris Gunty said Wednesday. The first issue of the magazine is to arrive in the mailboxes of about 170,000 Maryland households shortly before Thanksgiving.

The changes come as most print publications suffer declines in circulation and advertising revenue, much of it precipitated by competition from the Internet.

Gunty said they reflect an ongoing effort to remain flexible, significant and widely read as the habits of news consumers evolve.

“We’re not in the in newspaper business, we’re in the news business,” he said. “The question is, how do we reach people in a landscape that’s changing even as we speak? We’re continuing to look for ways to stay relevant and to spread the church’s message to as many people as we can.”

The Catholic Review is published by the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Its publisher is Archbishop William E. Lori.

Gunty said the magazine will spotlight in-depth feature articles, local and national columns, and some of the more popular features of the newspaper, including Review in the Pew, which serves up bits of news in a quickly read format.

Readers will be able to follow daily Catholic news on the publication’s free website, Gunty said, creating a blend he described as “the best of both digital and print.”

The Catholic Review, which traces its origins to 1833, will also continue to connect with readers through its Twitter, Facebook and Instagram platforms.

Read on. 

The Review remains a stellar example of Catholic journalism, with one of the best websites around, too. Check it out. 

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