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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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Yes, you’re publishing in the midst of crisis

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Why should I attend the Crisis Publishing Initiative? I’m not publishing in the midst of crisis. Really? Are your readers impacted by fears of terrorism? Or are they concerned about the influx of refugees into the country? Do they worry about the increase in violent crimes in their cities or the political turmoil in the…

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10 Tips for Choosing a Magazine Printer

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The United States has more than 20,000 printing businesses. When it comes to producing magazines, you can probably ignore at least 98% of those. Lots of printers can print magazines. But most magazine publishers need a printer that can do more than print. Magazine publishers usually ask their printers to receive, process, and store page…

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Does this article fit my magazine?

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Your magazine is a friend to your readers. They like its personality, they know its moods and what to expect. Would you like a friend who looked and acted differently every time you saw her? While readers appreciate freshness, the content inside needs to be consistent with the message and fit your ministry’s purpose. Articles…

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Magazine Training International Joins with Sponsors for Crisis Publishing Initiative

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Magazine Training International (MTI) is pleased to announce a partnership with Lydia Foundation and Christianity Today, who are joining MTI as sponsors of the Crisis Publishing Initiative. The Crisis Publishing Initiative conference will be held on Oct. 15-18, 2017, at the Hotel Lövér in Sopron, Hungary. The Initiative is for Christians in publishing who face the challenge of…

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Does your magazine publish fake news?

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Of course not! We would never do that, you say. Possibly not, if fake news is defined as flagrantly false stories that you know are fiction, but that you present as true. But if your magazine is typical, at some time you have printed a story that you assumed was true, but that actually was…

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10 Ways to Improve Your Feedback in Performance Reviews

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It is time to empower your employees! Give them helpful feedback during performance reviews. Start by giving each employee performance goals. These are critical so that both the employee and employer are on the same page. The goals should include what you want your employee to do, and when it should be done. If you…

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