John P. Schlegel, S.J., describes his journey from president of Creighton University to president and publisher of America Press, Inc. A native of Iowa, Fr. Schlegel has spent most of his ministry in university administration. He is a longtime reader of America, and here describes some of his hopes for the magazine as it navigates the new media environment and seeks to attract the next generation of readers.
Two suggestions for Fr. Schlegel : Make America more national, not so focused on the eastern portion of the US. Second, accept articles from academics - including Jesuits - only if they are also good writers.