Catholic Press Association 04 01 2017 E Edition Page 1

By Bob Zyskowski The Catholic Journalist Yes, even in Iowa people are homeless. Barb Arland-Fye recently reported on the issue in a series titled "Homelessness" published in The Catholic Messenger, newspaper of the Diocese of Davenport. Arland-Fye is editor of The Catholic Messenger. In an introduction to the series, she noted: We'll share stories of people who are homeless, talk with people and agencies responding to homelessness, and offer suggestions for alleviating challenges that cause homelessness. The series has included data on the extent of homelessness, taken readers on a tour of a typical shelter for homeless people, and reported on how homelessness is being responded to in Iowa's smaller towns. Along with the series, The Catholic Messenger has continued to cover the issue in both hard news and human interest feature stories, reporting on legislative action, additional options for homeless people, and how readers can connect with organizations working with people who need shelter. Via email, The Catholic Journalist asked Arland-Fye to respond to questions about the series. Please turn to page 2 Partnering with the Signis World Congress this year, the Catholic Media Conference will be taking a break from some of its regular program, such as master camps and keynote speakers. Attendees to the June 20-23 conference, however, will still get to take advantage of three days full of training and networking. On Tuesday, June 20, CPA members and partner organizations will arrive in Quebec City. That night the CPA is organizing a bus tour of the city and will provide free shuttle service for members back to the hotels for those who want to experience dinner and more sightseeing. Anyone who wants to join the tour must sign up when they register for the conference. Wednesday is a full day of workshops and a plenary session with Signis members at Laval University. At 6:30 p.m. everyone will then attend Mass together at Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Qubec. We will then go to the banquet and presentation at the Espaces Dalhousie at the Port of Quebec. Thursday and Friday will include the CPA member meeting, workshops and a plenary session with Dr. Michael Higgins, distinguished professor of Catholic thought at Sacred Heart THE CATHOLIC JOURNALIST CATHOLIC PRESS ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA VOLUME 69 NUMBER 3 APRIL 2017 Serious series Davenport's Catholic Messenger takes on topic of Iowa's 'invisible people' Voting members of the Catholic Press Association have elected the following new and returning members to the CPA Board of Directors for a three-year term beginning in June. Elected are: East Regional Representative: Katherine Long, The Catholic Sun, Syracuse, N.Y. General Publisher Representative: Joe Sinasac, Novalis Publishing, Toronto Magazine Business Staff Representative: Michael La Civita, One Magazine, New York Member at Large: Deirdre Mays, The Catholic Miscellany, Charleston, S.C. Newspaper Business Staff Representative: Amy Kawula, The Compass, Green Bay, Wis. Board of Directors election results CMC and Signis World Congress will meet up in Quebec City What is Signis? What the CPA is to the United States and Canada, Signis is to the world. While the CPA is primarily made up of print and web journalists, Signis is mainly a radio and television organization. It is a non-governmental organization with members from more than 100 countries. Known as the "World Catholic Association for Communication" its members are primarily focused on radio, television, cinema, video, media education, web and new technology. Signis was created in November 2001 with the merger of Unda, for radio and television professionals, and the International Catholic Organization for Cinema, for cinema and audiovisual professionals. Signis, based in Switerland, is recognized by the Vatican. University in Fairfield, Conn. (see page 3). Thursday night will include the Gabriel Awards for Catholic Academy members and guests and the Catholic News Service reception for member publications. Shuttles will again be provided for members to have dinner on their own. Friday will conclude with regional meetings and the CPA awards banquet. On Saturday optional tours will be available for additional fees. Mass will be celebrated at Laval University Thursday and Friday. A prayer room also will be available for anyone who wants to take a break and reflect. Through June 2, registration for members and partner organizations is $350, an $80 discount from 2016. The fee will include all sessions, Wednesday banquet, lunches and a ticket to either the Catholic Academy or CPA banquet. Lodging can be arranged in dormitories or several nearby hotels.

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