Mike Krokos has been editor of The Criterion, the award-winning newspaper of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, since 2006. During that time, he has been honored with a number of best editorial writing awards.
His experience with the Catholic Press Association goes back 22 years. He began his career in the Catholic press as editor of The Catholic News & Herald, newspaper of the Diocese of Charlotte and then was editor of The Catholic Spirit, newspaper of the Archdiocese of St. Paul Minneapolis.
He is a former member of the Catholic Press Association’s board of directors and also served as the chairman of the Catholic Press Association’s Awards Committee.
He is a graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and minor in Spanish.
He is married and has two children.
Panel Session Presentation
Best Practices for
With Pat Kasten & Mary Uhler
Friday, June 15 , 2018
8:45 A.m. to 10:00 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.