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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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5 tips for editors working alone to develop content

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The dream, for most editors, is to work with a team of other editors and writers to develop the content of a magazine. However, particularly for start-up magazines, the founding editor is typically working alone to create all or most of the initial content. It can be a difficult position. In this six-minute clip taken…

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2 reasons your publication needs a style guide

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If you’re not a website programmer or professional journalist you might be unfamiliar with the words “style sheet” or “style guide.”   What’s a style sheet? A style guide is basically a collection of rules for grammar, punctuation, usage, and journalistic styles for your writers to use. When your magazine uses a style guide, you…

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In the print vs. digital battle teenagers deliver a surprise

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Teenagers grew up with computers and spend hours each week on electronic media. So, naturally, they prefer e-books to paper, right? Wrong, say researchers in multiple countries. Print is considerably more popular than e-books among readers 16-24 in Great Britain, according to a survey carried out last year for The Bookseller Children’s Conference. Out of…

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Fact Checking

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Most days I read my local newspaper and the Wall Street Journal. And most days I find editorial errors in one or both papers. The errors often distract me from my reading. Some are obvious grammatical and spelling errors. But the errors I find most bothersome are factual errors.  These kind of errors cause me to…

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Capture the moment: photography course students apply principles right away

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words. During MTI’s The Art of Editorial Photography Online Course, students learned how to perfect their photos in order to tell stories even better. “I must say my eyes have been significantly opened to using photography as a medium to engage my online audience from now on,”…

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Why MTI Doesn’t Provide Articles for Your Magazine

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How would someone from Russia explain the chill of snow to someone who lives on the Equator? It’s almost impossible for either person to fully relate to the other. Before Magazine Training International began, when Sharon Mumper traveled the world she saw an increasing gap between the evangelical resources available to Christians around the world and…

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