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The Catholic Media Convention is conducted by the Catholic Press Association and held in conjunction with the Catholic Academy for Communication Arts Professionals and the Association of Roman Catholic Communicators.
The Catholic Press Association (CPA) of the United States and Canada
includes members in the print and publishing media, from newspapers, magazines, newsletters and general publishers. The CPA's mission is to build and strengthen the value and worth of the Catholic press by facilitating the professional, economic and spiritual growth of its members. Membership is open to those serving in the Catholic print media (newspapers, magazines, newsletters) and in publishing, in printed or electronic form; freelancers are also invited for membership. The current CPA president is Penny Wiegert. For more information, or to join the Catholic Press Association, visit its web site at: http://www.catholicpress.org/.
The Catholic Academy for Communication Arts Professionals (CA)
the U.S. affiliate of SIGNIS, brings together media professionals to nurture the Christian and professional development of its members; to advance the communications mission of the Church, and to support and recognize excellence in media, especially through the Gabriel Awards. CA is an association for those who use the communications technology (computer, electronic, print, radio, television, video, film, etc.) to communicate to the various audiences within and outside of the Catholic Church. Membership is open to all those involved in the fields of public relations, advertising, news analysis, reporting, computer communications, radio, television and film. The current president of CA is Frank Morock. For more information, or to join the Catholic Academy, visit its web site at: http://www.catholicacademy.org/
Members of the Association of Roman Catholic Communicators of Canada are called to serve the People of God by bringing to them, through the use of the media, the Good News of Jesus Christ and the values He teaches. This ministry is rooted in the Church, and finds expression within a variety of Catholic communities and organizations. ARCCC members also attempt to bridge the secular and religious world by bringing Christ's values to the secular media, and our understanding of the secular media to the Church.