An okay article by Peggy Fletcher Stack appeared this afternoon on, partially anyway, the rise of Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture. There are things in it with which I disagree or which I would prefer to have been approached differently, but I suppose I can scarcely expect the Salt Lake Tribune simply to reproduce an Interpreter press release (as if we had the money and staff to produce such a thing!)
I think that the most important fact is that they spelled our name right. Or, to be more precise, that they supplied our Web address. Interpreter will thrive as it becomes better known. No publicity, in that sense, is really bad publicity.
One fact issue that I should have caught (Peggy Stack gave me a shot, but I was in a hurry and missed this): The article says that the Maxwell Institute, in following its new course, has launched an “ambitious” publishing program involving three journals. But we’ve had precisely those three journals for a long time. The only difference between this “ambitious” new publishing program and the apparently unambitious previous one is that the Review, which was formerly published twice a year, will, when it reappears at the end of 2013 after a two-year absence, increase its pace of publication from twice annually to . . . once!