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Crisis Publishing Initiative Draws Christian Publishers Worldwide

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Some of the most serious crises threatening the world today were the focus of the Crisis Publishing Initiative conference in Sopron, Hungary, last month. The event, hosted by Magazine Training International, drew some 60 Christians in publishing from 22 countries. Journalists heard experts give up-to-date data on migrant movements, religious liberty, and human trafficking. And…

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Equipping Publishers in an Era of Crises

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By Carla Foote After a brutal killing of a Christian couple in the Punjab province of Pakistan, a purported picture of the couple became part of most news reports and quickly spread across social media. However, Asif Aqeel, reporting for World Watch Monitor in Pakistan, determined that the picture was not accurate. Aqeel shared his…

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Is it time to change the way you do end-of-year reviews?

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It’s performance review time. Instead of it being a painful experience that you begrudgingly complete, take the time to give real feedback to your employees that will empower them during the next year. Maybe it’s not the fact that you have to give feedback that is painful, but trying to remember everything about your employees’ individual performance…

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Learn the Lingo of Managing a Magazine

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Here is a list of common terms used by magazine management professionals. Make sure you are communicating correctly by checking out the lingo and their definitions: Audience: The people for whom your publication is produced. Funding phase: A stage in the life of a magazine when funds are raised to launch the publication. Launch phase: A stage…

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Writing Short

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By Carla Foote, Fine Print Editorial Conversations among writers, editors and publishers about the state of publishing often turn to the short attention span of readers. While I understand the concern and realize that complex topics take more than 140 characters to develop, there are benefits to short, focused content. Writing short forces the writer…

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Are you a boss or a leader?

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There are bosses and there are leaders. Just managing a group of people does not automatically make you a leader. Having the right qualities to lead and inspire a team can be both satisfying and a challenge. On the other hand, ineffectual management can often cause poor performances and high turnover. One of the reasons…

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Strike a blow against fake news!

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Help bring the Crisis Publishing Initiative to Christians in publishing worldwide The world is awash with information, much of it misleading, if not downright false. Christian journalists have a responsibility to discover and publish the truth about the crises that threaten to overwhelm us. However, most have neither the tools nor the experience to handle…

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Tips for a Making Your Facebook Cover Image Stand Out

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What do you need to consider when choosing a Facebook cover image for your publication? How can you make a memorable first impression with your choice of image? Make sure your cover image conveys exactly the message you want it to with these tips: The ideal cover image dimensions are: 820 pixels wide by 462…

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Flash Sale on DVD training sets

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Managing the Magazine with Confidence and Skill DVD Set An information-packed 14-hour, seven DVD course taught by two top publishing professionals unlocks the mysteries of budgeting, circulation, fulfillment, and production and tells how to gain subscribers, attract advertisers, and handle personnel issues. $89.99 NOW $9.00 Buy Now Design for Magazines DVD Set Three award-winning designers teach…

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Noted journalists, analysts to speak at Crisis Publishing Initiative

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Seventeen speakers from six countries will cover topics ranging from terrorism to natural disaster to religious persecution and ethnic cleansing at the Crisis Publishing Initiative in Hungary, Oct. 15-18, 2017. The speakers include publishers, analysts, researchers, editors, and authors with decades of experience covering all types of crises. Nearly 100 Christian publishing professionals are expected…

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