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Start to Finish – Quick graphic design routine

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It’s 4:30pm, the office closes at 5, and you need a graphic for your Facebook post that should have been done yesterday. Take a deep breath, stretch, and follow these five steps to have a quick graphic design in 30 minutes that looks like you spent hours. While this simple process is by no means…

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Consumers “like” magazines more than any other communications medium

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Is the magazine medium doomed to extinction as some media pundits predict? Not according to a brand audience report published in April by MPA-The Association of Magazine Media (MPA). “Magazine media brands continue to deliver meaningful growth across platforms, engaging consumers in all formats, including social media,” the report declared. American magazine brands were growing…

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Reaching refugees with the Gospel

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Terrorist attacks, displaced refugees, war, hunger, poverty, and so much more plague our world today. Journalists face a lot of challenges as they try to report on these crises. Whether you are under attack personally or trying to help those who are, it can be difficult to choose where to begin. Many of you may…

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Publishers look to Facebook to increase audience engagement

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By Friday morning last week 30,389 people had been talking about Dabira, a magazine that has been in existence only a short time. How is it possible that so many people were talking about a Nigerian Christian magazine? Dabira Editor Lara Odebiyi discovered long ago how a Facebook page for her magazine could impact and…

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5 Facebook posts your magazine can use today

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Facebook…An interactive-online book of faces, cat videos, and random breakfast photos that can also help your magazine grow in readership and impact. Several studies suggest that when using Facebook for business, you should post every hour or a minimum of five times a day, with quality content every time. Sound overwhelming? Don’t panic yet. If…

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Answers to Your Questions

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Magazine Training International gets asked a lot of the same questions. Here are some answers to the most common ones: Q: I was very interested in the last webinar, but it wasn’t at a good time for me. Is there any way I can still watch it? A: We know it’s hard to carve out an…

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Dabira magazine impacts women around the world

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“Every time I read from Dabira magazine it gives me a sense of purpose as a woman,” a reader who has been through a difficult marriage and abuse wrote. “My confidence has increased and my trust in God got better.” Lara Odebiyi, founder and editor of Dabira magazine in Nigeria, finds this message encouraging and…

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Top 10 sites for free high-quality photos

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You don’t need to have a team of professional photographers to have good-looking images for your publication. Thousands of high-quality images from both new and experienced photographers are available for free. When we need to make a graphic for MTI (or anything really), we look to these sites for free high-quality photos: 1. stocksnap.io –…

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MTI trainers earn top honors at EPA Convention

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Seven MTI trainers hold key positions in 11 Christian publications singled out for awards this month at the annual convention of the Evangelical Press Association. Awards of Excellence, the highest honor, went to Leadership Journal, edited by Marshall Shelley; Christianity Today and Christianity Today Online, edited by Mark Galli; and ManagingYourChurch.com, edited by Matthew Branaugh.…

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The Successful Editorial Planning Meeting

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A well-crafted magazine full of interesting articles doesn’t just happen. Editorial planning can make the chaos of pulling together a magazine at the last minute a distant memory. A carefully thought-out editorial plan can promote balance in your magazine and provide a rich variety of articles for your readers. One of the first steps in…

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