Date of Award

Fall 1954

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Communication

First Advisor

Host, David

Second Advisor

O'Sullivan, J. L.

Third Advisor

Kidera, Robert

Abstract

When Pope Pius XII spoke to the International Convention of the Catholic Press at Vatican City in 1950, he said of the Catholic journalist: "As far as the members of the Catholic Press are concerned, this delicate task presupposes competence, general culture, especially in philosophy and theology, the gifts of style and psychological tact." It was in the spirit of this address that a survey of the Catholic diocesan newspapers in the United States and their editorial writers was undertaken and completed. The report of this survey which was made to determine the size, training, experience and salaries of these papers is here presented as my thesis in partial fulfillment for a degree of master of Arts in Journalism.

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