On August 25, 1994, Dr. Donohue met with the editorial board of Newsday, the Long Island daily. He had previously met with the publisher, Anthony Marro. Both meetings centered on the newspaper’s coverage of Catholics.
The meeting with the editorial board convinced Dr. Donohue that Newsday is nowhere near as sensitive to offending Catholics as it is toward offending others. One problem is the absence of practicing Catholics on the editorial board. The other problem is that the ideological predilections of the board make it difficult for the Catholic perspective to be given equitable treatment.
Nonetheless, the meeting was useful. The Catholic League will continue to monitor and to respond to Newsday’s reporting of Catholic issues.