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41 minutes | Aug 17, 2016
How to measure social media response and engage your audience
Chris Pham of the Diocese of Saginaw was recently interviewed on the Catholic Academy Podcast about his recent social media experimenting and recent success he has had in measuring social media response. He’s also an avid advocate of Facebook for social media advertising—and his reasons are solid!
17 minutes | Jun 14, 2016
Revamp Your YouTube Presence And Engagement
A recent infograph provides some amazing new information for how people use YouTube, how long they watch, when they watch, what they retain, and more.
25 minutes | Apr 27, 2016
3 Things I Learned Working For the USCCB
Don Clemmer, former Interim Director of Media Relations for the USCCB, recalls 3 things he learned working for the Bishop's Conference.
32 minutes | Apr 26, 2016
Overview of Catholic Media Conference 2016 with Penny Wiegert
Overview of Catholic Media Conference 2016 with Penny Wiegert by Catholic Academy
33 minutes | Feb 9, 2016
Flocknote with Matthew Warner
Matthew Warner, founder and CEO of Flocknote, joins host Billy Atwell for a discussion on how dioceses and parishes can achieve better communications, the benefits of email and text messages a primary communications vehicles, his rapidly growing company, and more.
69 minutes | Nov 30, 2015
How to create a social media policy for your diocese/organization
Ever feel like your Catholic organization or diocese really needs to have a policy that keeps parishes and schools accountable with regard to what is posted on social media, and also creates guidelines that assists them in their management of these new digital tools? Host Billy Atwell (Dir. of Comm., Diocese of Raleigh) is joined by Anjanette Wiley (Social Media Manager, Diocese of Raleigh) and Cynthia Bates (New Media Specialist, Diocese of Dallas). Like the Diocese of Raleigh, the Diocese of Dallas recently finished a policy intended to help parishes and other diocesan Catholic entities manage social media and protect themselves from the risks.
99 minutes | Aug 29, 2015
Bishops' Panel on Pope Francis
Three Archbishops involved in different parts of the Pope Francis’ visit — the Pope’s visit to the United Nations, to the World Meeting of Families, and his meeting with the Bishops of the United States — discussed what media professionals need to know about these papal events and provide context for where they fit into the Pope’s pilgrimage as a whole, to his papacy, to the Catholic Church in America and to American culture. • Most Reverend Bernardito C. Auza, Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations • Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M., Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia • Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, Archbishop of Louisville and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Moderated by: Father John Wauck, Professor at the School of Communications, Pontifical University Santa Croce, who gave concluding remarks.
73 minutes | Aug 29, 2015
Ethnicity, Family, and the Catholic Church
There is no question that the face of the Church in the United States is changing rapidly. This panel will discuss the factors that will impact American Catholicism in the decades ahead. Panelists include: • Most Reverend José H. Gómez, Archbishop of Los Angeles • W. Bradford Wilcox, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Virginia • Mark M. Gray, Director of CARA Catholic Polls, Georgetown University Moderated by: Jonathan Reyes, Executive Director, Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
82 minutes | Aug 29, 2015
Pope Francis and the Meaning of Families
Pope Francis and the Meaning of Families by Catholic Academy
51 minutes | Aug 28, 2015
What to expect from Pope Francis: An Insider’s View
Pope Francis has deep roots in Latin America and has become an international media personality. This panel looked at both of those aspects in detail, with these two panelists sharing their extensive knowledge of Pope Francis, and what to expect from this trip and his papacy. Panelists include: Prof. Guzmán Carriquiry Lecour, Secretary, Pontifical Commission for Latin America Father Thomas Rosica, English Language Assistant to the Holy See Press Office Moderated by: Daniel Arasa, Professor at the School of Church Communications, Pontifical University Santa Croce
85 minutes | Aug 28, 2015
Pope Francis: Myths and Realities
Since the night of his election in March 2013, Pope Francis has been the source of intense speculation and even confusion in some quarters. Four papal observers – two university professors and two journalist-authors of books on Pope Francis – helped sort out the facts from the myths to provide a balanced understanding of Pope Francis and his papacy. Panelists include: Austen Ivereigh, author of The Great Reformer, Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope Alejandro Bermúdez, author of Pope Francis: Our Brother, Our Friend: Personal Recollections about the Man Who Became Pope Father John Wauck, Professor at the School of Communications, Pontifical University Santa Croce Maryann Cusimano Love, Associate Professor of International Relations at The Catholic University of America. Moderated by: Greg Erlandson, President and Publisher, Our Sunday Visitor Publishing
70 minutes | Aug 28, 2015
World Meeting of Families and the Papal Visit
A panel of officials involved in planning and communications for Pope Francis’ visit discuss details of his highly anticipated trip to the United States. This practical, nuts-and-bolts session will covered important aspects such as estimated crowd sizes, media accreditation and access, logistics, security, transportation and the daily papal schedule. The panel will also helped to explain the significance of the World Meeting of Families and the planned events for the week of the gathering in Philadelphia. Panelists include: Helen Osman, Secretary of Communications, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Donna Farrell, Executive Director, World Meeting of Families Ken Gavin, director, Office for Communications, Archdiocese of Philadelphia Meg Kane, Vice President, Brian Communications
22 minutes | Aug 7, 2015
Helen Osman Discusses the Papal Visit and World Meeting of Families
Helen Osman of the USCCB's Communications Office speaks about some of the key topics that Communication Directors need to know in order to cover the Papal Visit and World Meeting of Families, whether from their home diocese or on-site. If you have more questions that you would like answered, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Helen said she would come back to cover other areas, especially as new information comes out.
36 minutes | Jul 14, 2015
Strategic planning and branding: what is it? and how do we get started?
Sherry Brownrigg has extensive experience working with Catholic media professionals. She and her colleagues have been a resource to many people in helping them better understand their core mission, establish a strategic plan, and rebrand their organization. In this podcast she sits down with Billy Atwell (Catholic Academy member and director of communications for the Diocese of Raleigh) to discuss what the process for building a strategic plan looks like and what Catholic dioceses and organizations can do to build a stronger brand.
139 minutes | Jul 1, 2015
Video 101 - from Billy Atwell's presentation at #CMC2015
Video 101 - from Billy Atwell's presentation at #CMC2015 by Catholic Academy
13 minutes | Jun 29, 2015
CA President David Hains Shares Some Updates for Academy Members at #CMC2015
At the Catholic Academy member meeting which took place during the 2015 Catholic Media Conference in Buffalo, NY, David Hains was elected as President after serving as president following the resignation of Sally Oberski. Get an update on the Academy, some current projects underway, and more in this edition of the CA Podcast.
27 minutes | Jun 29, 2015
How the USCCB will use social media during the Papal Visit to engage and evangelize audiences
Brian Finnerty (U.S. Director of Communications, Opus Dei) speaks with Matthew Palmer (Social Media Director, USCCB) about some of the latest developments in social media, especially with regard to the upcoming Papal Visit. He talks about how social media should be used not just to communicate information, but also to start a conversation.
20 minutes | Jun 18, 2015
First Catholic Academy Podcast! - What the podcast will do, and review of CMC 2015
This is the first podcast of the Catholic Academy of Communication Professionals. This podcast will provide important information related to media relations, professional development, social media, video/audio production, strategic planning, and more. Let us know what you members want to learn more about, and we will be sure to help find those resources. Some of these podcasts will serve as an audio companion to the blog posts at CatholicAcademy.wordpress.com.
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