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Africa Speaks conference convened

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Delegates meet to foster flourishing African publishing ministry Last month, delegates from nine African nations along with Brazil, France, the United Kingdom and the United States gathered on the campus on Trinity International University for the inaugural Africa Speaks conference. According to the organizers, the stated mission of the conference was “to facilitate a network…

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Registration is open for MTI in Africa 2018

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Join Christian publishing professionals from around the world as we gather in Africa for the first time to learn about topics essential to the success of your magazine. We are now accepting registrations for the Magazine Publishing Institute in Nairobi, Kenya, 30 September – 6 October, 2018. Take this opportunity to get the Early Bird…

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Christian Publishing Professionals to Gather in Nairobi for Magazine Publishing Institute

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Christian magazine publishing professionals serving in Africa are invited to attend the first of a ten-year program of training events to be offered by Magazine Training International (MTI). The first Magazine Publishing Institute will be held 30 September – 7 October, 2018, in Nairobi, Kenya. Although publishing professionals from some 200 African magazines have taken…

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Trying to keep up on Emergencies and Disasters Around the World?

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It can be a struggle to keep up with emergencies and disasters around the world for accurate reporting. However, the website for Emergency and Disaster Information Service is a great resource with an interactive world map that allows you to click on icons that represent events such as cyclones, earthquakes, fires, etc. Each icon gives…

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Continue Learning about Writing and Editing

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Are you looking for some recommended places for continued learning about writing and editing? Check out these resources: BOOKS Editors on Editing (compiled by Gerald Gross) On Writing Well (William Zinsser) The Elements of Style (Strunk and White) The Elements of Editing (Arthur Plotnik) Spunk and Bite (Arthur Plotnik) The Art and Craft of Feature…

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How to write thought leadership articles

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By Matthew Stibbe Thought leadership articles are one of the hardest forms of content marketing to get right. You need in-depth research, remarkable writing and impeccable style. Research Thought leadership articles have to be based on solid industry knowledge, a good grasp of current trends and events and deep insight into a marketing persona’s potential problem or challenge. They need to be backed up by solid,…

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Registration for MTI in Africa Coming Soon

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Although registration for the MTI in Africa conference in Kenya isn’t open yet, you can sign up to join our mailing list specifically for information on the conference, and be one of the first to know when registration opens. We have found a conference location in Nairobi, but are still negotiating prices. Once that is…

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Following Facebook’s changes, publishers can use these strategies to overcome the loss of traffic

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By James Breiner, IJNET Now that Facebook has made clear that it will not be promoting journalism to its users there are several tactics and strategies that publishers can take to replace what they have lost (and will lose) from Facebook’s pivot away from news. 1. A tactic: start an email newsletter with links to your…

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Editing Out Loud

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By Carla Foote During a dinner table conversation, I read an interesting piece of copy to my husband. It was from an editorial project I’d worked on earlier in the day and I thought he would resonate with the topic. As I was reading the selection out loud, I noticed a typo. What should have…

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MTI Board Member to Serve as Judge for EPA awards

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Lamar Keener, executive director of the Evangelical Press Association, has announced that Dr. Dennis E. Hensley will serve as a 2018 judge for the annual EPA awards. Dr. Hensley will judge two categories this year: humor writing and student writing.  This will mark the tenth time during the past 16 years that Dr. Hensley has…

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