This year all Presbyterians (and others) can read the same daily newspaper that is available to those attending the 223rd General Assembly (2018) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in St. Louis, June 16–23.
The General Assembly News is available for free email subscription by clicking here. Every morning, when the paper is delivered to racks throughout the St. Louis Convention Center, e-subscribers will receive the identical electronic version in their email inbox. The newspaper will be published daily from June 16–23.
“We hear repeatedly from Presbyterians around the country who cannot attend the General Assembly that they would love to be able to read The General Assembly News,” says Jerry Van Marter, interim director of communications for the Office of the General Assembly. “We believe that making the daily newspaper available to anyone and everyone, more Presbyterians—particularly pastors who always get asked a lot of questions about GA—will be better informed about exactly what’s going on.”
A staff of thirty-five communicators will work in the GA223 Newsroom, providing coverage of the assembly through print, digital, photographic, and social media channels. For the first time, The General Assembly News will be published in full color. The staff includes thirteen reporters, two photographers, two videographers, and several social media experts.
“We have a great, great staff,” Van Marter says, “and we hope all Presbyterians will take advantage by subscribing to The General Assembly News.