The venerable little magazine that has been a fixture in a lot of Catholic living rooms (and, I suspect, a few bathrooms) is getting a new editor, new focus, and a new look.
Bayard, Inc. announces a new direction for its landmark publication, Catholic Digest. With the March 2012 issue, Catholic Digest will relaunch with an updated format and a fresh focus, under the direction of new editor-in-chief, Danielle Bean.
Bean, an award-winning author, blogger, and editor of Faith & Family, brings a new voice and an updated look to the publication. “I am thrilled about the new direction we are taking with Catholic Digest and can’t wait to share it with our readers,” said Bean.
Bret D. Thomas, president and CEO of Bayard, Inc., said, “As our new editor-in-chief, Danielle is committed to making the all-new Catholic Digest inspiring, relevant, faithful, and fun. With the relaunch, Catholic Digest will publish in a larger size, with a fresh look and a contemporary focus.”
And Danielle Bean has this to say on her blog:
With the March 2012 issue, Catholic Digest will re-launch with a larger size, an updated look, a contemporary focus, and a new voice. I have been working hard to make this new magazine inspiring, relevant, faithful, and fun, and I can’t wait to share it with you.
As we began the work of updating Catholic Digest, however, it became clear that there would be overlap, in mission, style, and content, between the new Catholic Digest and Faith & Family. As a result, the decision was made to cease publishing Faith & Family magazine in its current form, in order to focus on this new initiative. We are notifying subscribers of this change, along with details about their options, with a letter going home with the Winter 2011 issue (which is arriving in mailboxes this week).
The new tagline of the new Catholic Digest is “Faith & Family Living.”
As we work to make the new Catholic Digest a fresh, relevant Catholic publication, featuring content from Faith & Family’s award-winning writers and editorial team, we remain committed to the Faith & Family mission of supporting and encouraging you in Catholic living. That same mission will also continue here at Faith & Family Live, where we support and encourage Catholic families in our active online community.
Stay tuned. This is exciting news for Catholic media. Ad multos annos, to one and all!