Catholic News Agency

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Catholic News Agency
Founded2004; 19 years ago (2004)
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The Catholic News Agency (CNA) is a news service owned by Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN)[1] that provides news related to the Catholic Church to the global anglophone audience. Founded in 2004 as the English section of the worldwide ACI Group, which publishes the Spanish-language news service ACI Prensa [es], it is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, United States. It was acquired by EWTN in 2014.[2]

As of January 2023, CNA's executive director is Jeanette De Melo, the longtime editor-in-chief of the National Catholic Register, which is also owned by EWTN. De Melo currently serves as executive director of both the Register and CNA.[3]

In 2011, CNA said its editors' would provide free news, features, commentary, and photojournalism to editors of newspapers.[4]

CNA was led by editor-in-chief J.D. Flynn from Aug. 1, 2017 until Dec. 31, 2020, when he departed with Washington bureau chief Ed Condon to form The Pillar.[5][6]

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  1. ^ Boorstein, Michelle (30 August 2018). "Former Vatican ambassador's explosive letter reveals influence of conservative Catholic media network". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 6 March 2023.
  2. ^ Garrison, Greg (19 June 2014). "EWTN acquires Catholic News Agency and Spanish-language ACI Prensa". Retrieved 4 March 2023.
  3. ^ "EWTN restructures domestic news outlets, aims to further US and global growth".
  4. ^ CNA. "CNA and EWTN News will launch news service for Catholic publications". Catholic News Agency. Retrieved 2023-03-03.
  5. ^ White, Christopher (31 December 2020). "Top editors out at EWTN-owned Catholic News Agency". National Catholic Reporter. National Catholic Reporter Publishing Company. Retrieved 4 March 2023.
  6. ^ Cajka, Peter (2 August 2021). "The outing of a priest shines light on the power — and partisanship — of Catholic media in the U.S." Nieman Lab. Nieman Foundation for Journalism. Retrieved 4 March 2023.

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