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What is a Master Camp?

Every year, the Catholic Media Conference devotes Wednesday to Master Camps. A Master Camp is a day of intensive educational sessions designed to build depth of knowledge in a specific area. The afternoon sessions build on the learning from the morning session, for more than five hours of learning within a specific discipline. The five tracks and sessions are detailed below.

What are the benefits of attending a Master Camp?

Master Camps are designed not only to inform, but to provide hands-on experience that will allow attendees to gain depth of knowledge in a key area impacting Catholic journalism. Attendees may choose from five different topic areas.  

What is the schedule for CMC16 Master Camps?

Morning Session: 9:00 am - 11;30 am
Break for Mass at the Old Cathedral followed by Lunch
Afternoon Session: 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm

What are the tracks for CMC16 Master Camps?

Word Shepherds

PARABLES, PROFILES AND FACEBOOK POSTS: The infallible truths of effective writing
Instructor: Jacqui Banaszynski
Knight Chair Professor Missouri School of Journalism
Faculty Fellow ~ The Poynter Institute for Media Studies

Funding the Mission

Instructor: Nancy Long
former Vice President of Marketing, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Visual Evangelization

Instructor: Jennifer Palilonis
George & Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Multimedia
Ball State University

Communicate the Mission

Instructor: Katie Pesha
Executive Director of Communications
Archdiocese of St. Louis.

Digital Humanity: connecting people via ones and zeros

Instructor: Judd Slivka
Assistant Professor of Convergence Journalism
Missouri School of Journalism

Extra! Extra!

On Wednesday afternoon (3:15-5:30), Michael O'Neill (The Miracle Hunter) will share his knowledge of the official investigative process of the Catholic Church into the supernatural.

How do I register for a Master Camp?

Attendees can add a Master Camp ticket when registering for the Catholic Media Conference. Master Camps are free with full registration, or you can add them to a partial registration for $75.

If you would like to attend a Master Camp, but will not be registering for the full conference, please fill out the Master Camp section of the registration form. NOTE: lunch is not included in the $75 Master Camp registration, but a Wednesday lunch ticket can be purchased on the registration form. The $50 lunch ticket includes the Keynote Speaking session from "Miracle Hunter" Michael O'Neill.

If you need assistance, please contact Elise Freed-Brown at 312-380-6789.

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