.- Catholic News Agency and EWTN News will launch a new service for Catholic publications on May 31. The CNA Editors Service will supply a full range of news, features, commentary and photojournalism.
All content will be provided free-of-charge for publication in print or on the web. Editors will be required to pay small fees for the use of photos provided by Getty Images, one of the world’s top names in news photography.
In addition to news, editors will have free access to CNA’s wide range of columns. These include its “Catholic Womanhood” columns and “Bishop’s Corner,” which features opinion writing by leading U.S. bishops.
CNA is also offering a new weekly column, “Answering the Tough Questions,” by Father Rocky Hoffman, a canon lawyer.
The new service includes feature packages on special themes, such as health care and senior citizens. Editors will also have access free-of-charge to CNA’s video offerings, as well as to news and analysis in Spanish, through CNA’s sister agency, ACI Prensa.
“We are proud to be able to make this service available to the Church,” said David Scott, editor-in-chief of CNA/EWTN News.“No agency is providing better coverage of the Catholic world today than CNA/EWTN News,” he added.
“We have a great team of editors and writers worldwide committed to the highest professional values and to an editorial vision that is truly Catholic.”
With news bureaus in North and South America and Europe, CNA is one of the largest and fastest growing independent Catholic media outlets in the world.
EWTN News is the news arm of EWTN Global Catholic Network, which provides multimedia services to more than 140 countries and territories and is the world’s largest religious media company.
CNA and its sister websites publish 24 hours a day, seven days a week in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Together, they have a combined monthly readership of almost 3 million people.
In recent years, CNA has become a premier source for breaking news and analysis of the worldwide Catholic Church and contemporary culture.
The agency’s original reporting has been cited in leading media outlets ranging from the New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News and CNN, to the Vatican’s official newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, the British dailies the Guardian and Telegraph, the Italian daily La Stampa, daily newspapers throughout Spain and Latin America, and special interest publications such as Politico.com, National Review Online, and the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
“Our vision is what makes us unique among other agencies in the field,” said Scott. “We believe the mission of Catholic journalism is to report and interpret the life of the world through a faithfully Catholic lens. And we believe our purpose is to advance the Gospel in a culture where many people are indifferent to God, and where important interests are unfriendly to the Church and her message.”
Editors interested in the new CNA Editors Service should contact Michaela Fay at [email protected]