BRAINSTORMING MEETING IN MUENSTER, APRIL 4, 2018
By Frank Flegel
MUENSTER……The Prairie Messenger will cease publication May 9, 2018. That fact is well known. The high level of concern expressed, caused Regina Archbishop Donald Bolen to convene a meeting of communication representatives from the Regina, Saskatoon, Prince Albert dioceses and the Saskatoon Eparchy.
On April 4 at St. Peters Abbey a brainstorming session was held to determine what can be done to serve the Prairie Messenger community after May 9. It will likely be some form of digital/electronic communication, if the general direction established at the brainstorming session is any indication. There was much discussion of the consequences to society in moving away from print and toward electronic media, and it was pointed out printing presses and the distribution of a paper copy are major considerations when everyone is under budget constraints – digital media offers more bang for the buck.