Window on Communications

Journalism’s “Third stage”

Two major events have tested contemporary journalism, but have we taken the time to reflect on what happened? Pandemic and war are the magnets that, because of their enormous reach, have attracted news coverage, renewed languages and distorted every televised “liturgy.” Another element–the digital one–has corroded the usual “modes” of televised journalistic reporting: deserted studios… Read more »

“Being connected” does not mean “being community”

There is no doubt that globalization has shrunk the world and has given exponential growth to cultural exchanges. The sharing that social media rapidly facilitates by fostering a perception of proximity can be as cynical as it is supportive. Indeed, social media is the realm of illusion and “information bulimia” on the Internet, and only… Read more »

Come and See. Communicating by Encountering People Where and as They Are

Message for World Communications Day 2021 “Come and See” (Jn 1:46). Communicating by Encountering People Where and as They Are     Communication is an encounter Pope Francis is not an expert in communication, but he is an exceptional communicator. As such, the Pope has always imagined communication not as a complex semiotic process, but… Read more »

Religious Life and the New Media: Being in Relation or Being Connected?

Religious life always mirrors the changes taking place in society. Religious communities are microcosms within which people who enter it bring with them all the baggage they acquired prior to their entrance, but also all the material received from contact with the outside world. In this way, the religious community finds itself managing all the… Read more »