Organizations and individuals join the CMA to be connected to industry professionals. As a resource for Catholic publishing best practices, the CMA provides professional growth and networking directly related to Catholic media and communication. Members are also connected to the greater Church through the CMA’s relationship with the USCCB, the Vatican and through SIGNIS, the World Catholic Association for Communication.
The Catholic Media Awards acknowledge the work of CMA members and other affiliated Catholic Communicators. Awards recipients are announced at the annual Catholic Media Conference and published in the award issue of the Catholic Journalist each June.
Connections to Colleagues
The CMA provides access to other CMA members via an online search and in an annual directory of current members.
The Catholic Journalist
The Catholic Journalist is CMA's member newspaper. View online.
The weekly newsletter provides information on upcoming important information.
List Service Forums
Email discussion forums provide easy access for members to discuss issues with their peers.
Continuing Education and Training
The Catholic Media Association offers short-course, content-specific webinars relevant to Catholic communication.
Members have access to online seminars that offer a more in-depth look at subject matter.
Catholic Media Conference
Catholic communicators attend the annual CMC to re-connect, update skills, and refresh knowledge.
The Catholic Media Association provides the opportunity for member publications to participate in an analytical review of its business operations.
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The Catholic Communication Consultation Initiative helps dioceses and other Church organizations become more effective in their communications work.
The association sponsors various award programs that honor works that inform and promote the mission of the Church.