Date of Award

Summer 1952

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Kidera, Robert

Second Advisor

Host, David

Third Advisor

Sullivan, J. L.


From the teeming activity that makes up social life newspaper editors must decide what kind of events to seek out and to report to their readers. Diocesan newspapers generally limit their field to the official actions of the church and to the activities of Catholic groups and individuals. Even so their milieu their beat, as a newspaperman would put it is very broad; for most American dioceses embrace many counties and many thousands of Catholics. The editor and his staff, accordingly, must watch numerous centers of activity if they hope to keep abreast with Catholic life and to find out about those events which they desire or shich they feel obligated to communicate to their readers.