Aurora, the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle's monthly magazine, seeks to:
- Share the stories of the people in our community
- Offer a Catholic perspective on current issues and events
- Encourage opportunities for stillness, reflection, celebration, prayer
- Issue an invitation to all to participate in the local church.
It’s 21 years since Bishop Michael Malone launched Aurora as a diocesan newspaper, and next month’s will be edition number 175!
In 2011, in a bold and unprecedented step, Aurora became an insert in six regional newspapers, initially boosting circulation enormously. The look and feel of Aurora changed significantly, to embrace a larger and more diverse audience. Aurora also occupied an online space from this point.
The new look and feel contributed to Aurora winning many awards with 2014 being a highlight when she was the proud recipient of both the premier religious press awards: the Bishop Philip Kennedy Award (Australasian Catholic Press Association) and the Gutenberg Award (Australasian Religious Press Association).
We don’t believe in resting on our laurels so It’s time to take stock and you can help! In a bid to make Aurora as appealing, accessible and sustainable as possible, we would like to know more about what our readers particularly like – and don’t like.
Please complete this short survey, ideally before 20 November.
The names of all who complete the survey will go into a draw to win a $100 voucher from Woolworths, with the winner being announced in the December edition!