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.
College and Department
Fine Arts and Communications; Communications
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Roberts, Paul T., "A History of the Development and Objectives of the LDS Church News Section of the Deseret News" (1983). Theses and Dissertations. 5078.
Church news, History