Mary Uhler has been editor of the Catholic Herald-Diocese of Madison in Wisconsin since 1986. She joined the diocesan newspaper’s staff in 1973 and was the news editor and associate editor before assuming the position of editor. The Madison paper is part of the Wisconsin Catholic Media Apostolate, which also publishes diocesan newspapers in Milwaukee and Superior.
During her years at the Catholic Herald, Mary has won numerous awards from the Catholic Press Association, including awards for editorials she has written on local and national/international issues. She is especially proud of earning several General Excellence awards for the paper. She has been involved in a number of CPA committees over the years, including serving on the CPA-CNS Liaison Committee, Awards Committee, External Communications Committee, Bylaws Committee, and the CPA National Planning Committee.
She received the Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice from St. John Paul II and is a member of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Madison presented her with a Leadership Award in 2015 for her involvement in church and community activities.
She holds a master’s degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is married and has two children and three grandchildren.
Panel Session Presentation
Best Practices for Writing Editorials
with pat kasten & Mike Krokos
Friday, June 15th, 2018
8:30 P.m. to 9:45 a.M.
It seems that fewer Catholic newspapers are publishing editorials on a regular basis. Why is this happening? Why should Catholic newspapers consider publishing editorials on local and national/international issues? How do editors determine topics to consider? On this panel, editors who have won Catholic Press Awards for editorial writing will talk about why they write editorials and how they decide what their editorials will address. We will show copies of some award-winning editorials and talk about why these pieces are good examples of editorial writing. We will encourage discussion among the session attendees about editorial writing and how to encourage it in the Catholic press.