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Are Publishers Really Putting Their Audiences First?

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By Peter Houston, Publishing Executive What a time to be alive… the people, fresh from taking the U.K. out of Europe, are sending a reality TV star to the White House and the brightest brains of our society didn’t have a clue what was coming up in the elevator. The worrying part of that for…

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Magazine Training International Announces Speaker Lineup for Crisis Publishing Initiative

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A growing list of internationally known publishers, analysts, researchers, editors, and authors will speak at the Crisis Publishing Initiative hosted by Magazine Training International (MTI) in Hungary, Oct. 15-18, 2017. The speakers have decades of experience in the “trenches,” dealing with the refugees crisis, natural disasters, religious persecution, and war. Some 100 Christians in publishing worldwide…

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Free Guide to Media Law in Africa

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Do you know what the legal environment is like in your country for journalists? Resources for those in the media have long been available regarding Europe and North America, but KAS Media Africa just released two books on media law for Africa. Journalists, broadcasters, and publishers can use this collection to know how to best…

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90% off DVD courses this month!

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Do you want to experience the professional growth that an MTI course can give you? Save big on the resources you need to grow you skills and make your magazine stand out. During May, our design and management DVD courses are on sale at an amazing discount. DVD courses are 90% off! Coupon sale code:…

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Brush up on your editing terms

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Writer and editors have various terms and jargon that go with the profession. Here are just a few of the commonly used terms and their definitions. Article tracking form: A form used to follow the progress of an article through the production process. Big picture editing: Editing with attention to the overall structure. Callout: A quote from the…

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“Doc” Hensley Publishes Tenth Writing Textbook

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The newly-released “Finding Success with Your Dream Writing Projects” is Taylor University professor Dennis E. “Doc” Hensley’s tenth writing textbook. A member of the Board of Directors of Magazine Training International, Dr. Hensley is chair of Taylor’s newly formed Department of Professional Writing and a prolific writer. “During my 20 years at Taylor the world…

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What’s Your Angle?

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By Carla Foote, Fine Print Editorial TSA is in the news regularly now, with the summer travel season heating up and lines increasing at many large airports. Media outlets, along with social media, are sharing pictures and videos of long lines waiting to get through security. But how accurate are these reports? I was at the…

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Do you need help with Article Planning?

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In order to help an editorial team come up with article ideas, many editors use an article planning worksheet. It is a great tool to use during team planning meetings. Get started with this article planning worksheet. Adapt the questions to the kind of articles you are looking for, and give this sheet to your…

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Why Leaders Fail

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What makes a good leader? How can you become the unconventional guide that your organization needs to push it to new heights? Chris Baréz-Brown, a leadership coach with clients that include Nike, Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, Pfizer, and Spotify, says, “Within everyone is a little bit of Elvis: a part of us that’s a maverick, that’s willing to break…

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Answers to your questions about the Crisis Publishing Initiative

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Magazine Training International gets asked a lot of the same questions about the Crisis Publishing Initiative. Here are some answers to the most common ones: Q: Where can I get more information about the Crisis Publishing Initiative conference? A: We provide ongoing updates and information on our website, the event website, and on Facebook, Linked In, and Twitter.…

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