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Communicating with authors and subjects of stories

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As an editor, I want an article that goes into a magazine or on a website to reach the reader, so the reader is always my first consideration when I am editing. Is the message clear? Is the content compelling? Will the content have an impact on the life of the reader? The relationship with…

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Create core values for your publication

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Reminder: Reinforcing Company Core Values Is Key Creating company core values is no easy feat. It takes hours, days, months or even (for the real overachievers out there) years to develop the perfect combination of words that defines your organisation’s value set. Once developed, they are typically rolled out with much fanfare. The company core…

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Inform and Do No Harm: Combating Fake News

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As Christian journalists, we should take pride in the accuracy and truthfulness of our work, but doubly so. Not only is your credibility at risk, but your testimony. The rampant invasion of fake news makes it imperative that we focus on fact-checking to produce a true and excellent product. Fake news aims to confuse the…

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Through the years with MTI: 2003

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 An interview with SY Phang How did you become involved in communications? Why is it important to you? Mass Communication was my major in university. Since my graduation, I have been involved in print media, specializing in company newsletters, corporate publications and marketing communication materials. I didn’t get to do broadcasting, which was my first…

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All the publishing resources you may have missed in 2019

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We’ve rounded up all the resources you might have missed! Here are our best on-demand workshops and e-books of 2019: [e-book] Developing writers [workshop] Axis: The one conversation model [e-book] How to design a powerful cover [workshop] Tell it online: Create interactive and engaging online media [e-book] Editorial management [workshop] Worldwide trends in magazine publishing…

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Merry Christmas from your friends at Magazine Training International

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Merry Christmas! In some of the languages of Africa Joyeux Noël French Krisimasi Njema Swahili Geseënde Kersfees Afrikaans E ku odun, e ku iye’dun Yoruba Jabbama be salla Kirismati Fulani Barka dà Kirsìmatì Hausa E keresimesi Oma Igbo 3īd mīlād majīd / عيد ميلاد مَجيد Arabic Feliz Natal! Portuguese Idara ukapade isua Ibibio Merry Christmas…

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Reading Backwards

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As you edit a magazine, often you start at the beginning of the magazine and work forward, through the content to the end. This is a normal process for editing. However, after multiple cycles of editing, if you always start with the first article, then your attention to detail may decrease as you get to…

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Support MTI with Monthly Giving

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You asked, we listened. We made it easier to donate a smaller amount every month instead of a large sum all at once. Your unrestricted gift touches every aspect of providing essential training. Join the sustaining donor club by utilizing our new website feature of automated monthly giving. How will you give?

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A Transcript is Not an Article (Yet)

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A transcript is not an article. A transcript is not an article. It is not a chapter. It is an unedited speech, or conversation. If your purpose is to reach readers, then you must consider how the oral material you collected can have its intended impact. First, decide how much you will edit the transcript.…

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It’s coming! #GivingTuesday is almost here

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Support MTI on #GivingTuesday Join the global phenomenon of charitable giving on Giving Tuesday. Magazine Training International offers training to Christian leaders in less-resourced countries. Your gift helps them impact their countries for Christ. Make a one-time gift on Giving Tuesday or sign up for automated monthly giving. LEARN: Discover the ways you can make a difference.   CHOOSE: Select the…

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