Magazine publishing

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!

Ghana 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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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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Emerging Market Media introduces audio articles

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by Jamie Gavin, FIPP Emerging Market Media (EMM), publisher of flagship editorial product Emerging Market Views, has introduced an audio feature into its on-site articles. Audiences will now be given the option of listening to a specific article rather than reading it, thanks to a new partnership with London-based media-tech partner SpeechKit. The audio option…

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Is your magazine gaining muscle during the pandemic?

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We are co-sponsoring some professional development events for magazine publishers. Strengthen your magazine and your own publishing skills by using the extra time at home to attend these virtual training events. ECPA’s PubU Online is for you if you are actively working with a magazine as a staff member or volunteer. It will include a…

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Write the First Draft – Now!

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It was a hot day, and I had been fairly productive on my editing and writing projects up until mid-afternoon. There was one more article I needed to work on, but I was tired, and I didn’t want to push through. I glanced at the notes I had taken during the interview with the article…

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Come and get it: Training on how to skillfully edit a 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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Where are you taking me?

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Crafting a unique focus for your article, and how it’s different from your lead. By Diane J. McDougall, McDougall Editorial Back in the early ’90s, a major airline advertised a weekend special: Fly anywhere in the country for only $69/person! There was just one catch: The airline picked your destination for you when you arrived…

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