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CONVENTION WORKING GROUPS 

I. WHAT IT MEANS TO BE CATHOLIC ON TELEVISION    

Workshop

General aim

Specific aims
(for guidance purposes)

1. Catholic TV Models

Reporter:
Doug Keck
(USA)

To describe the different forms, characteristics and focuses of Catholic television channels in the global media, depending on the type of programming, and put forward ideas for new models.

- To describe the categories and styles of Catholic channels and provide examples.
- To indicate what audience they attract, with what aims and with how much success.
- To consider whether new models can still be devised.

2. Catholics on TV

Reporter:
Don Albrecht Erwin
(Alemania)

To understand the different forms in which Catholics are present in any aspect of the communicative process of television and suggest means of making them more effective.

- To understand the different forms in which Catholics are present in any aspect of the communicative process of television and suggest means of making them more effective.

3. TV and Pastoral Care

Reporter:
Mr Chinarong Monthienvichienchai
(Tailandia)

To link Catholic television work with the other pastoral and evangelisation processes. To put forward ways of making television an opportunity to provide pastoral care.

- To consider to what extent the Church takes advantage of television for pastoral purposes.
- To present existing or new strategies to facilitate the use of television by pastoral agents in order to carry out their tasks.

4. Deontology

Reporter:
P. José María Gil
(Spain)

To highlight the essential aspects of the Catholic identity on television while respecting different styles and characteristics, and suggest concise elements in short phrases for the purpose of creating a common deontological code.

- To gather together the common features from present experiences and the experiences of others.
- To add or delete elements so that only the essential format remains.


II. INFLUENCE OF TV ON THE WORLD TODAY

Workshop

General aim

Specific aims

5. Professionalism and Training

Reporter:
Fernando Giménez
(Spain)

To understand the key role of professional television in communication and suggest ways of improving the connection between Catholic university education and the presence of efficient teams at television channels.

- To define professionalism in the context of television work.
- To highlight positive experiences of professional work on Catholic television.
- To consider deficiencies in university education and how to remedy them through the provision of useful skills for television.

6. TV as an Enterprise

Reporter:
Jackes Kallassi
(Middle East)

To analyse aspects of financial and organisational management of television companies in a Catholic context and suggest ways of avoiding the failure of initiatives.

- To highlight the fundamental aspects of good management.
- Fundraising, advertising, colla- boration of partners and friends.
- Current successes in the field of Catholic television.

7. Cooperation and Services

Reporter:
Peter Thomas
(Australia)

To consider methods currently being used or that have yet to be developed of sharing resources, programmes, know-how, etc among the Catholic channels, offering new scope for services that would be particularly useful to the least experienced television channels or those most in need of assistance.

- To highlight successful pro-gramme-sharing experiences.
- To suggest new aspects and forms of cooperation and services.
- Identify the characteristics of the institutions that are most in need.

8. Organisation and Content of the Catholic presence on general TV channels

Reporter:
Arnaud de Coral
(France)

To study aspects of organisation and management and the choice of content by Catholic production companies; to put forward ideas for boosting audiences and influence on today’s society.

- To highlight the experiences of the participants and analyse the differences and characteristics.
- To study the breadth and type of audiences.
- To put forward ideas for improving and strengthening this presence.


III. THE FUTURE OF TECHNOLOGY IN TELEVISION AND ITS CONSEQUENCES 

Workshop

General aim

Specific aims

9. Decisions to be atractives programmes in catholic TV

Reporter:
Jose Ángel Cortés
(Spain)

To study the essential elements of a rich and balanced programming, attracting the attention of the different kinds of viewers.

- Different formats for different populations.

- Scheduling of each format

- How to set the Agenda

10. Different formats of Catholic TV

Reporter:
Jerry Martinson, SJ
(USA)

To study the different programme formats used in Catholic and commercial television and put forward criteria for optimising the resources available when choosing the formats that that will be broadcast.

- To list the formats and assess their effectiveness as means of communication, their target audience, etc.

- To study the usefulness and target audience of each format.
- To put forward ideas for new formats and optimising the choice of television channel.

11. Technology in the everyday life of broadcasters

Reporter:
Stijn Fens
(Holland)

To study the speed and degree of success with which Catholic television companies adopt new technologies and put forward ideas for sharing or collaborating in this field.

- To define all the great technological changes of recent years.
- To highlight current experiences in order to understand how these changes have been adapted to.
- To consider strategies for facilitating the choice of technology, in accordance with the circumstances of the different television companies.

 

 

 

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