The 2017 World Communications Day keynote speaker was His Eminence Joseph W. Cardinal Tobin, Archbishop of Newark. Programming included a media panel discussion, “Fact or Fiction: Journalism’s Last Stand?,” with Ray Suarez, Howard Kurtz, Lauren Ashburn, and Antonio Mora. There was also an exclusive screening of Sacred, a new faith-based documentary. The DeSales Media Experience included a virtual reality tour, an interactive classroom, and an exhibit of diocesan relics. Kei-Landa, a Christian hip-hop artist, composed and performed an original song, “Fear Not,” for the conference. You can download it here.
DeSales Media Group hosted WCD 2017 at BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. BRIC presents and incubates new work by artists and media-makers who reflect the diversity that surrounds us.
The BRIC Arts Media House offers a public media center, a major contemporary art exhibition space, two performance spaces, a glass-walled TV studio, and artist work spaces.