An 8-week online seminar providing an introduction to the ethics, mechanics, and purposes of Catholic reporting and communications, presented by a team of respected Catholic journalists and communicators, including the editors and publishers of the Catholic Register and B.C. Catholic newspapers, experienced and recognized reporters, and prominent diocesan communicators.
In addition to responding to the need for truth, balance, and charity in the news, the seminar is intended to promote interaction between hopeful, new, and experienced Catholic journalists.
The seminar is meant to introduce a series of courses leading to a certificate in Catholic journalism.
Students, established journalists, and others interested in working in Catholic journalism and communications. Registration is $60, with a 50% discount for students (enter code "STUDENT" at checkout). Please direct questions to admin@SaintMonicaInstitute.ca. Please note, registration is limited to twelve students.Syllabus
All sessions are 60-90 minutes, taking place online on Tuesday evenings, starting at 7:30PM Eastern, 4:40PM Pacific:
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023 - Session 1: Introduction. Led by Peter Stockland, publisher of the
Catholic Register newspaper.
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023 - Session 2: The Need for Catholic Values in Journalism. Led by Peter
Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2023 - Session 3: Foundations of Catholic Communications. Led by Paul Schratz, editor of the B.C. Catholic Newspaper, and Andrew Ehrkamp, Director of Communications, Archdiocese of Edmonton.
Tuesday, Mar. 14, 2023 - Session 4: Practical Catholic Journalism. Led by Paul Schratz and Terry O’Neill of the B.C. Catholic Newspaper.
Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2023 - Session 5: Journalism & Pastoral Communications. Led by Andrew Ehrkamp and Neil MacCarthy, Director of Communications, Archdiocese of Toronto.
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2023 - Session 6: Ethics in Media & Journalism I. Led by Laura Ieraci of AVIVA Media &
Tuesday, Apr. 4, 2023 - Session 7: Ethics & in Media & Journalism II. Led by Laura Ieraci.
Tuesday, Apr. 11, 2023 - Session 8: Summary and Parting Thoughts. Led by Peter Stockland, with all presenters in attendance. Students to share reflections and suggestions.
Materials will be provided online as required.