Contact: Linda Rigano
(New York, New York – January 25, 2018) – America Media recently announced that its president, Fr. Matt Malone, S.J., was honored by The Irish Voice as one of its 100 leading educators. The Irish Education 100 honorees are some of the most distinguished and accomplished American leaders of Irish heritage. They showcase educators, writers, inventors, researchers and entrepreneurs who have “made their own unique contributions to making the world a better, smarter place.
Fr. Malone is president of America Media and editor-in-chief of America magazine, an award-winning publication known that leads the conversation about faith and culture by producing excellent, unique, relevant and accessible content across multiple platforms. His work and ideas have been featured in The New York Times, The Boston Globe and The Washington Post among others. He is also the author of Catholiques Sans Etiquette, a book concerning the church and the political, published by Salvator Press in Paris.
Fr. Malone has been instrumental in launching two significant educational programs. Of note is the Joseph A. O’Hare, S.J. Postgraduate Media Fellowship which supports the next generation of writers for Catholic media and other forms of professional journalism. O’Hare fellows spend eleven months working at America Media’s offices in New York.
America Media also partners with Fordham University’s Graduate Masters of Public Media Administrative programs. This exciting partnership provides students internship opportunities, access to multi-media space, and mentorship opportunities with America Media editors – through class instruction and “hands-on” experience working in a dynamic publishing environment.
“I’m honored to be included among this amazing group of people” said Fr. Malone. “America Media is committed to educational excellence and we’re proud to play a role in helping the next generation of journalists,” he added.
Fr. Malone was ordained as a priest on June 9, 2012 by Edward Cardinal Egan, late archbishop of New York. He received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He holds a M.A. from Fordham University; a Bachelor of Divinity (Honors, 1st class) from The University of London, and a Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology (summa cum laude with the congratulations of the board of examiners) from the Catholic University of Louvain.
He was a founding member of REMUS (Religion, Mimesis and Society), an interdisciplinary research group at Heythrop College dedicated to the thought of Rene Girard. He is a member of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion and is chaplain to the New York Press Club.
About America Media
America Media is the leading provider of editorial content for thinking Catholics and those who want to know what Catholics are thinking. America Media leads the conversation about faith and culture by producing excellent, unique, relevant and accessible content across multiple platforms. Our contributors are the principal figures in the American church; the decision-makers and opinion leaders who lead the ecclesial and civic debate about religion, society, politics and the arts. Those with something to say to the American church say it in America: popes and presidents; Nobel laureates; Pulitzer Prize winners; world-renowned scholars; and distinguished men and women of letters. Our flagship magazine, America, has been published continuously since 1909, making it one of the oldest periodicals in the United States today.
About the Irish Education 100
Conducted by The Irish Voice, the Irish Education 100 gives tribute to the enduring Irish success in education, especially at the university level. Across the nation, many top institutions have men and women of Irish blood in positions of leadership.