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The Catholic Telegraph welcomes new editor Stephen A. Trosley

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December 16, 2011


Veteran journalist Stephen A. Trosley, most recently publisher and editor of The Journal-Standard in Freeport, IL, has been appointed by Cincinnati Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr to be editor-in-chief of The Catholic Telegraph, effective January 3.


The 180-year-old Telegraph is the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, mailed monthly to about 155,000 households in the 19-county archdiocese.


“I look forward to applying my journalism and new media experience to making The Catholic Telegraph both informative and entertaining for the people of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati,” Trosley said. “This editorship is going to be a major change for me and that makes it especially attractive.”


Trosley graduated from Marquette Catholic High School in Alton IL. He earned a bachelors degree in mass communications from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in 1971. Before and after graduating, he worked as a reporter and copy editor for several dailies and weeklies in Illinois, Florida, and Georgia.


His major positions before his current post have included reporter and production editor at The Clinton Herald in Clinton, IA, from 1976 to 1979; manager editor of The Dickinson Press in Dickinson, ND from 1979 to 1982; city editor of The Clinton Herald from 1982 to 1987; editor of The Minot Daily News in Minot, ND from 1987 to 1991; editor of The Courier-Tribune in Asheboro, NC, from 1991 to 1994; executive editor of The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin in Ontario, CA, from 1994 to 1998; and publisher of The Norwalk Reflector in Norwalk, OH, from 1998 to 2006.


Trosley has also taught writing in Asheboro, NC; Fullerton, CA; and Sandusky, OH. He belongs to many professional and civic organizations, including the American Society of Newspaper Editors.


At The Catholic Telegraph he succeeds Tricia Hempel, who resigned in June after 18 years.

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