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June 24, 2009

What's ahead?

Two weeks ago in its General Synod meeting our full-communion partner, the Reformed Church in America, called for "the orderly cessation" of its denominational publication, the Church Herald . It isn't yet clear what that means for that publication—how many more issues will its staff prepare—nor what that means for how news will be covered in the denomination.

In March the decision was made to cease the newsprint edition of United Church News because of skyrocketing costs. The United Church of Christ, another of our full-communion partners, plans to expand its online news portal and perhaps do a twice-a-year publication of some type.

We know what's happening with secular newspapers as well. Some are mere shadows of their former selves, just as are news magazines. And some are gone altogether.

What do we want to know about, both in our denominations and in our society? And how shall we get that news and information? So many questions. And at the moment, so few answers. 

Do you have any thoughts on this?

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