Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Various Online Resources

  • Catholic Web Solutions: SND ministry offers solid help and guidance in navigating trends in new media and how they relate to Catholic ministry concerns. Be sure to sign up for their newsletter! 

  • Center for Media Literacy

  • Admongo : FTC site helps children 8-12 identify the ways they are being marketed to.

  • SQPN (Star Quest Production Network): "A multimedia organization specializing in the production of audio and video programs .... to respond to the Church’s call to use the media for religious information, for evangelization and catechesis and for formation and education."

  • The Catholic Guy: Three-time Emmy winner Lino Rulli does radio right as Sirius Radio's Catholic Guy. His style is irreverent (and at times, you could say, unredeemed), but it's helping address a young adult audience in an effective way, showing that you do not become instantly stuffy upon entering into a sacramental life. Here's his talk to the SQPN conference in Boston (August 2010).

  • Word on Fire: A great service for the evangelization of culture! Father Robert Barron's videos, articles and homilies.
The caliber of artwork you can find and use
for free from certain major museums.
This image of The Annunciation was made
available by The Getty.

More and more communication is visual. If you aren't a photographer or artist, where can you find suitable images that you can use freely and without copyright worries? Several major art museums have begun to offer access to their digitized holdings, free for non-commercial use. So go ahead and put that masterpiece on your blog or institutional website. In some cases, you can download a high-quality image to use on prayer cards,  vocational literature or in a scholarly work for publication. (Read the fine print, which varies from site to site.)

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