As someone studying what is known as convergence journalism, it was great to see this package covering the permanent diaconate ordination put together by The Pilot up in Boston. Many may regard late May to mark the beginning of the “wedding season.” In the Catholic Church it could quite easily be known as the “ordination season.” All across the country men, young and old, have been ordained as bishops and priests and both transitional and permanent deacons.
The package put together by The Pilot not only contained an article covering the event, but also a great slideshow with audio. For every ordination this spring there have been countless articles covering each and every one.
This example in Boston did a great job in bringing some of the best in what the rapidly developing “new media” or “convergence” journalism has to offer to the Catholic press and its readers.