Abstract

The Church News supplement to the Deseret News has been part of the Salt Lake City newspaper for over fifty years. It has evolved from a weekly eight-page tabloid religious section of the daily newspaper to a weekly magazine of feature articles, photographs, editorials and news of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
An historical study of the Church News has not been done previously. Hence, the intent of this study is to observe how the Church News has served its purposes and goals over its history. The study briefly outlines how the publication has developed and will serve as a springboard for further independent studies in the various areas of interest such as Church News editorials, circulation and advertising.
The following study is not intended to be an empirical, scientific analysis of the Church News. Research began with no preconceived notions of outcome or hypotheses. It is designed as a descriptive historical overview of the Church Section of the Deseret News.

Degree

MA

College and Department

Fine Arts and Communications; Communications

Rights

http://lib.byu.edu/about/copyright/

Date Submitted

1983

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etdm625

Keywords

Church news, History

Share

COinS