Pat Kasten

Patricia Kasten is currently associate editor of The Compass in Green Bay, Wis.  She has been writing for The Compass since 1985. She won her first CPA editorial award in 1997 and has won over 10 awards since then.

She has authored four books – on the Rosary, on how saints become saints in the Church, and on the Magi, as well as a co-authored puzzle book. She is also the author of “Scripture Search” and “Cross Word” puzzles, which are printed in several Catholic papers and many parish bulletins around the country. 

Editorial Panel

Best Practices for
Writing Editorials

With Mary Uhler & Mike Krokos

Friday, June 15 , 2018

8:45 A.m. to 10:00 A.M.

Room: Grand F

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.