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An MTI trainer tells his story

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By Gary Gnidovic My first experience teaching with MTI was in Romania in 1995, five years after the fall of Nicolae Ceausescu. I remember the joy the trainers and MTI staff all felt on seeing so many Christians in publishing from diverse backgrounds and theologies coming together for the very first time and slowly getting…

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Mental and physical health of reporters during COVID-19

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by Katya Podkovyroff Lewis, International Journalists’ Network The novel coronavirus has defied geographical and political boundaries, infecting over 1.5 million people as of April 10. Unlike disasters, a pandemic’s impact is not confined to a single location, or a group of victims, and the potential for exposure is always present, yet unpredictable.  The age of…

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SHOP talk for writers

SHOP talk for writers
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When writers meet, the conversation often turns to shop talk, the business of writing. When a new writer gets a chance to talk to a shopworn veteran writer, she may ask for advice. “What is your greatest piece of practical advice?” the new writer may ask, eager to plum the fiery wisdom from all those…

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Using data to illustrate COVID-19’s impact on vulnerable communities

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by Sherry Ricchiardi, International Journalists Network As COVID-19 swept the globe, data journalism played a critical role in providing reliable information about the rapid onset and ferocity of the pandemic. Interactive maps traced the virus through cities and neighborhoods. Graphics illustrated how the virus invades and ravages the body. Fever charts marked cases and deaths.…

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Magazine closures from failure to adapt, not just pandemic

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By Mariam Cheik-Hussein, AdNews Traditional media’s failure to adapt to new reader expectations, not just the pressures of the pandemic, led to Bauer closing eight titles this week and means the industry can expect to see further magazines shutting, industry insiders say.  Earlier this week Bauer Media confirmed it was axing eight magazines; Harper’s Bazaar,…

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Key quotes on COVID-19 and education: What’s the future of school?

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by Chanté Russell, International Journalists’ Network The COVID-19 pandemic had a major impact on the last school year for many students around the world. Now, experts are looking ahead to how ongoing outbreaks will affect education in both the near and distant future.  To discuss how countries around the world are handling education in the…

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Explore the MTI Online library

MTI Online Library
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Did you know that you are just a click away from accessing our MTI Online resource library. The professional development is available 24/7 on-demand. It won’t ever cost you a thing, but by logging in you’ll have all of these training opportunities at your fingertips: 22 audio recordings from the Crisis Publishing Initiative 60 e-books…

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Photojournalism best practices during COVID-19

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By International Journalists’ Network Photojournalism can be a dangerous line of work, especially when it comes to reporting on critical events and developments on-site. High-risk environments for photographers can include conflict zones, and countries experiencing civil unrest and instability. Examples today include conflicts in Syria, Palestine and Yemen, among others.  Health crises, like the recent Ebola,…

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Juggling parenting and journalism during the pandemic

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by Fabiana Santos, International Journalists’ Network Since the onset of COVID-19, balancing work and family life has proven to be incredibly challenging for journalists. Those who are parents have to deal with school closures, social distancing and working in a bleak environment.  “What’s worse than being exposed to an overdose of bad news and suffering is that many people seem blind, and deny…

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Does the pandemic really have people moving out of cities and into the suburbs? Not so fast.

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Plus, temperature checks are not reliable, it’s about time to get your flu vaccine, the status of health care reform, stadium voting sites, and more. By Al Tompkins, Poynter It is hard to make definitive statements about the long-term effects of the pandemic but it appears that the early indications that people may be leaving…

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