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Getting Started and Mastering the Lead

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7 Days to a Byline that Pays explains how to tell stories that audiences will read and editors will pay you to write. Dr. Michael Ray Smith, an award-winning writer, communications and media professor, and MTI board member, shared the first few chapters of his book to help you work fast, smart, and get paid…

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Do you need new design inspiration?

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Design inspiration can come from many different places: nature, brands, television shows, book covers, or reading books specifically about design. Books to read Design: The Invention of Desire by Jessica Helfand Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative and The Steal Like an Artist Journal by Austin Kleon Editorial Design:…

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All the resources you may have missed in 2020

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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 2020: [e-book] Advertising sales management [workshop] Social media: Marketing or mission? [e-book] Understanding how to communicate [workshop] Magazine comics: How and why to use them [e-book] How to select manuscripts [workshop] Journalism and the law: Fair…

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Use Trello to manage your editorial process

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How are you tracking an article’s progress? If you’re still using shared Excel sheets, paper charts, and sign off sheets then we have good news for you. There’s a better way! Whether you work with a large or small publishing team there is a more efficient way to streamline the editorial process by using online…

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5 Tips On How To Promote A Digital Magazine

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by Paulina Kubala-Chuchnowska, State of Digital Publishing Online magazines have become an inseparable element of the publishing world and their growth is particularly noticeable today. The reason for this situation is technological development, the increasing popularity of reading on mobile devices, and especially the pandemic situation which has changed people’s needs. However, even in such…

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Learn to manage the business-side of your magazine

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We want to provide you with all the resources you need to launch or grow your magazine. For this reason we have various ways you can get the training you need and the inspiration to provide your readers with the best possible publication. Focusing on the main aspects of publishing (writing, editing, management, and design)…

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Getting started and mastering the lead

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Writing for mass media is different from fiction, yet the best non-fiction relies on fictional techniques such as drama and dialogue. The most outstanding difference is that mass media writers never suffer from writer’s block, the inability to formulate a developed idea. In mass media, the material for the assignment is defined by the assignment;…

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We’re headed to Ghana in 2021!

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Join Magazine Training International as we continue the MTI in Africa program with a conference in Ghana in September 2021! Because of the uncertainty of travel and unknown status of group gatherings at this time, the conference will tentatively take place on-site in Ghana, as well as virtually. The conference will include three training events:…

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The chocolate covered almond: writing, the news angle, and the 5 Ws

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7 Days to a Byline that Pays explains how to tell stories that audiences will read and editors will pay you to write. Dr. Michael Ray Smith, an award-winning writer, communications and media professor, and MTI board member, shared the first few chapters of his book to help you work fast, smart, and get paid…

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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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