Bill Schmitt is an independent journalist and multimedia consultant with experience in academia, public affairs, business, science, and faith-based education and evangelization. He served on the University of Notre Dame communications staff for 13 years after a career in the secular press. His ventures now include writing in various formats, podcasting and radio, news reporting and commentary, outreach on behalf of service initiatives, and growth in Catholic spirituality, as well as musical instruction and performance. Bill, a lifetime-professed member of the Secular Franciscan Order who is active in the Knights of Columbus, has authored two books published by University of Notre Dame Press. His blog post incorporating the Pope’s insights on journalism was published in May by Notre Dame Magazine, and earlier commentaries on journalism were published by Editor & Publisher and Quill magazines. See links to his stories in numerous publications, and check out his blog and biography at OnWord.net
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See another description of Bill, discussing his role as an authority on confronting social polarization and renewing responsible media use with help from Catholic values. The OnWord blog and the “When Headlines Hurt” blog are key resources.
See links to Bill’s latest accomplishments as an independent journalist and consultant, podcaster and presence in radio and video. Also a more comprehensive resume covering his career in education, business, science, public affairs and much more.
See Bill’s profile as an accordion instructor and member of the Accordionists and Teachers Guilt International.