From early times, Jesuits have seen the potential for communications in spreading the Word of God. Ignatius himself bought a printing press when he was the head of the Society, the first of many Jesuit publishing enterprises.

In Asia Pacific, the Jesuit work in social communications comes under the banner of Jesuit Communications.  The network consists of Jesuits and lay collaborators working in various fields of Church communications such as audio and video production, and publications on topics of Jesuit concern. It also promotes the use of communication for ministry in Asia. The most established social communication works in the Jesuit Conference are Jesuit Communications Australia, Kanisius Publishing and Printing House and Studio Audio Visual Puskat in Indonesia, Jesuit Communications Philippines, Kuangchi Program Services in Taiwan and Casa de Produção Audiovisual in Timor-Leste.