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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


 Tom 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

The Compass
Building Lasting & Profitable Relationship with Advertisers

 Kevin Shanley 

Shanley and Associates How Religious Publishers Can Build Lasting
Ad Sales Relationships

 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 
Santa Clara University                                    Intellectual Property for Communications Professionals - The Basics

Anne Marie Cox
Mike La Civita
Helen Osman

Moderated By:
Penny Wiegert    

Diocese of Des Moines
Catholic Near East Welfare Association  
Greater Wings, LLC                 

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
Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly
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                                                                  
 Marlena Loughheed
Organized by the Association of Roman Catholic
Communicators of Canada                                                                              
Panel: Old Church, New Media                                                                 
 Sr. Rose Pacatte, FSP Pauline Center for Media Studies                                            Watching Film as a Spiritual Experience                                                    
 John Allen, Jr
 Kent Hill
 Andrew Walther
Knights of Columbus                                             Panel: Christians: The World's Most Persecuted Faith Group                                                     
 Fr. Tom Rosica     Salt + Light Media Foundation                                             How to Foster Dialogue in Catholic Communications Today                                                     
 Maria Ruiz Scaperlanda                             Author and Freelance writer                                                                                Father Stanley Rother, First American Martyr                                                                  




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