The Boston Globe announces editorial team for Catholicism website to launch in September
Michael O’Loughlin has been hired as the site’s national reporter, while Christina Reinwald has been hired as web producer
BOSTON, Mass. – July 9, 2014 — Teresa Hanafin, the editor of The Boston Globe’s new standalone website dedicated to Catholicism, which is expected to launch by early September, announced her new team today.
“As you know, we hired John L. Allen Jr., the premier Vatican reporter in the country, if not the world, earlier this year from the National Catholic Reporter. His insightful reporting and analysis will be supplemented by on-the-ground event coverage by correspondent Ines San Martin, an engaging Argentinean journalist who has moved to Rome and just finished intense immersion in an Italian language course,” Hanafin said.
San Martin has a BA in social communications and journalism and a master’s degree in communication, both from Universidad Austral in Buenos Aires. She worked as a reporter and editor for Valores Religiosos, managed the international press office for World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, and was the community/social media manager, content director, and graphic designer for Conta con Nosotros.
Michael O’Loughlin has been hired as the site’s national reporter. O’Loughlin has local roots and a background in religion writing. He grew up in Dracut, Massachusetts, and graduated from St. Anselm College in New Hampshire and Yale Divinity School. He has written for America, National Catholic Reporter, Foreign Policy, The Advocate, and the Religion News Service, and is writing a book on the Catholic Church and millennials, to be published by Paulist Press in the fall of 2015. He has appeared on Fox News and MSNBC.
Christina Reinwald, a 2013 Emerson graduate who has worked at Boston.com and BostonGlobe.com for three years, has been hired as web producer. Reinwald has written for and produced the online Business section, and has played a key role in social media efforts for both Boston.com and BostonGlobe.com.