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Maintaining Trust in A Crisis

Hosted by Helio Fred Garcia, executive director of Logos Institute for Crisis Management and Executive Leadership and author of the book "The Agony of Decision: Mental Readiness and Leadership in a Crisis."

Run date: November 16, 2017

Run time: About 60 minutes

Crises are inevitable, but loss of trust is not. This webinar will focus on the drivers of trust and ways to maintain trust when things go wrong.

Click here to view a recording of this webinar. Download a copy of the slides from the webinar.


A Conversation with Timothy Reckart, Director of Sony's Christmas Movie, "The Star"

Hosted by Timothy Reckart — Oscar-nominated filmmaker

Run date: November 8, 2017

Run time: About 60 minutes

Hear what it was like to direct "The Star," Sony's new animated movie about the birth of Christ.

"The Star" tells the story of the first Christmas from the perspective of the adventurous animals who accompanied Mary and Joseph and bore witness to the miraculous birth of Christ. It features performances by Oprah and Tyler Perry, and original music from Mariah Carey.

Timothy first drew attention when his thesis film project, "Head Over Heels," was nominated for an Oscar for best animated short film. The movie is about a long-married couple grown apart, with the wife living on the ceiling and her husband living on the floor.

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Islam and Connections to Catholics

Hosted by Jordan Denari Duffner, author of “Finding Jesus among Muslims: How Loving Islam Makes Me a Better Catholic” and a Catholic voice on Muslim-Christian relations and Islamophobia.

Run date: October 26, 2017

Run time: About 50 minutes

This webinar will provide:
-An overview of major Church teaching on Islam and Muslims, as well as Pope Francis’ key statements
-Helpful facts about Muslims and Islam
-Define terms related to Islam and Muslims that are commonly misunderstood or misused
-Overview of relevant trends about Islamophobia today, particularly Catholics’ views of Muslims and the impact of anti-Muslim voices on Catholic discourse
-Show examples from Catholic outlets’ past articles/stories/social media posts to demonstrate dos and don’ts for coverage
-Provide recommended approaches and ideas for future stories/angles

Click here to view a recording of this webinar. Download a resource guide for covering Islam in Catholic media.


Effective Design

Hosted by Kayla Simon, Creative Director at Faith Catholic

Run date: October 17, 2017

Run time: About 40 minutes

This webinar will share ideas on how to better reach your readers through clean and effective design for newspapers and magazines.

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Understanding V Encuentro

Hosted by Dr. Ospino, co-chair of the process committee for the V Encunetro Nacional de Pastoral Hispana/Latina.

Run date: October 10, 2017

Run time: About 60 minutes

This webinar will explain the Encuentro movement and resources available for communicating and reporting on it.

Dr. Hosffman Ospino is also an assistant professor of Hispanic Ministry and Religious Education at Boston College, School of Theology and Ministry. He is the author of "Called and Sent to Encuentro: A Pastoral Theological Vision for the Fifth Encuentro Process." This document is being used in trainings nationwide to focus the conversation about the Fifth Encuentro and inspire important conversations related with the New Evangelization in an increasingly Hispanic Church in the United States.

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Christian Persecution Update

Hosted by John L. Allen, Jr., Editor of the Catholic news website Crux and former Rome correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter.

Run date: September 21, 2017

Run time: About 60 minutes

This webinar, with respected Catholic journalist John L. Allen, Jr., provides an update on the persecution of Christians around the world.

Allen is a respected Catholic journalist, and has authored, among other books, of "The Global War on Christians: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Anti-Christian Persecution."

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Digital Marketing for Religious Publishers

Hosted by Heidi Thompson, Senior Marketing Consulting with Shanley and Associates

Run date: September 15, 2017

Run time: About 52 minutes

The Virtuous Cycle of Digital Marketing for Religious Publishers: New readers and new dollars from your web site, social media platform, and email newsletters. What you will receive: Digital marketing success stories, How to acquire new subscribers, How to find new revenue from your social media platforms, A short list of what not to do, How to design and set up a Facebook and Google ad, Digital editions and paywalls, How to increase web traffic, Facebook likes, and enewsletter registrations, Revenue & expense forecasting, Measuring success. Plus, much more.

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Ministry of Hospitality

Hosted by Hosted by Theresa Orozco, coordinator of public relations and circulation for St. Louis archdiocesan Office of Communications.

Run date: September 7, 2017

Run time: About 30 minutes

This webinar shares the importance of hospitality and encounter with readers who call the newsroom. Using Pope Francis' "Joy of the Gospel" as a roadmap, she will explore how to become missionary disciples on the front lines of the Church in its communications efforts.

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The Mobile Journalism Initiative: Teaching young people to be journalists and evangelizers

Hosted by Brenda Nettles Riojas, Diocesan Relations Director for the Diocese of Brownsville

Run date: August 24, 2017

Run time: About 55 minutes

This webinar shares information about the Mobile Journalism Initiative, a program of the Brownsville, Texas, Diocese, that has successfully mobilized young people to evangelize and report on the life of the Church.

Teens and young adults are provided with training in different areas of communication, including, most recently, the use of smart phones as reporting tools. The program has equipped young people to witness to their faith, sharing stores that have had an impact in their community.

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Analyzing News Coverage and the Social Media Conversation

Hosted by Alex Goncalves, associate researcher at the MIT Center for Civic Media

Run date: May 18, 2017

Run time: About 55 minutes

This webinar presents helpful tools for analyzing news and the social media conversation. The presentation focuses especially on capturing and studying data from Google, Twitter and Facebook.

Alex Goncalves is an associate researcher at the MIT Center for Civic Media and a lecturer and doctoral student at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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How to Protect Your Online Reputation

Hosted by Richard Torrenzano, chief executive of the Torrenzano Group

Run date: April 20, 2017

Run time: About 1 hour

In this webinar Torrenzano explains how the Internet is used to destroy reputations, brands, and even lives. He exposes strategies digital critics deploy and defines ways to turn the tables on unfair attacks. He discusses the recent evolution of the web and on social media, why it is happening, and what actions Catholic communications officials can take to defend – or repair – the reputation of their diocese or organization.

Richard Torrenzano is chief executive of The Torrenzano Group, a reputation and high-stakes issues management firm specializing in building and protecting corporate reputations. He is the co-author of the highly regarded book, Digital Assassination: Protecting Your Reputation, Brand, or Business Against Online Attacks.

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How to Do Effective Media Training

Hosted by Ashley Noronha, instructor at Pontifical North American College

Run date: March 16, 2017

Run time: About 54 minutes

Has anyone in your organization ever given a TV interview that made you cringe? Unfortunately, people sometimes crash and burn in the pressure of the hot-seat. Because this scenario is only too common in the world of Catholic communication, Ashley Noronha provides specialized media training for priests, seminarians, and other church officials.

Noronha is instructor of media training at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome and runs the "Media Training for Priests and Seminarians" program at the Pontifical North American College. Noronha is also the Rome correspondent for the Relevant Radio Network and formerly served as the English language official for the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Social Communications.

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Strategic Use of Websites and Social Media

Hosted by Matt Meeks, chief digital officer at the Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Run date: February 16, 2017

Run time: About 1 hour and 13 minutes

In the last three years, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has grown from a reach of 60,000 people to reaching between 3-7 million people per week via its digital, social and mobile properties. The increased reach has been largely accomplished through the creation of a digital marketing team at the service of the archdiocese at no cost to the departments, parishes or schools. This webinar provides case studies highlighting what has been learned in Los Angeles so you may see how it can help your efforts.

Matt Meeks is a senior executive with a background in media, communications, analytics and mission-driven organizational design. He has advised Hollywood studios, publishers, technology start-ups, celebrities and nation states. He is currently chief digital officer of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and President of The OneWord Group. At the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, he built a team of 13 digital and media experts to transform the way the Church tells stories and reaches people.

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