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CMC17 Speakers

Speakers come from all over to share their experience and expertise with CMC attendees. Keep in touch with us as we add to the list.

The speakers below are listed by educational track. Speakers listed are subject to change. To view the 2017 schedule, click here.

Plenary Speaker


Michael W. Higgins
Distinguished Professor of Catholic Thought at Sacred Heart University.

Babble-On: The Role Of The Word In A Barrage Of Words
Friday Plenary 9:30 - 10:30

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Educational Sessions: 



 Fr. Richard L'Archer
Cathedral-Basilica of
Ste. Anne de Beaupre  
Think Like a Theologian; Write Like a Newshound
 Jaclyn Lippelmann
Catholic Standard/El Pregonero      A Crash Course in Photography for Reporters
 Mirko Petricevic
Wilfred Laurier University Telling Stories With Pictures:
Photo Assigning and Editing for Editors
 Mary Solberg

Diocese of Erie, PA Newspaper Editing in a Tweet-Driven World
 Mark Zimmermann
Catholic Standard Editor and Reporter Roundtable








 Advertising and Business


 Thomas Dermody
 Chris Gunty     

The Catholic Post  
Catholic Review Media                                     
Panel - Models for Sustaining Circulation:
Delivering Unity Campaign Model
 Malea Hargett

Arkansas Catholic
Win Tim Walter's Money
 Amy Kuwala

Green Bay Compass
Building Lasting & Profitable Relationship with Advertisers

 Kevin Shanley 
 Heidi Thompson   

Shanley and Associates Ad Sales Secrets for Religious Publishers

 Kevin Shanley
 Heidi Thompson

Shanley and Associates New Readers and New Dollars from Your Website, Email
Newsletter and Social Media Platform












 Sherry Brownrigg  
Kennedy Brownrigg Group                                     How Strong is Your Brand?
 Bridget K. Colbert 
                                   Intellectual Property for Communications Professionals - The Basics
 Mike LaCivita
 Penny Wiegert    
Catholic Near East Welfare Association                     
Diocese of Rockford                                        
Panel: Handling Hot Topics
 Barry McLoughlin
 Laura Peck     
McLoughlin Media                                         Encountering the Media - Getting Your Message Across in a
Social Media, Digital & Mobile World










 Cathy Dee 
Our Sunday Visitor Easy Apps for Your Publication
 Chaz Muth
Catholic News Service Effective Use of Video and Employing
Sound Multimedia Practices on Digital Platforms
 Matthew Palmer               
 Don Clemmer     
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops                       This Catholic Life: How Catholic Media Can Join The
Podcasting Revolution
 Matthew Palmer
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Videos On Social Media: Why Catholic Media Must Make
the Jump







 General Interest


 Silvio Cuellar                             El Católico de Rhode Island                                                                                How to cover the V Encuentro                                                                  
 Maria Ruiz Scaperlanda                             Author and Freelance writer                                                                                Father Stanley Rother, First American Martyr                                                                  




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