Blog

Iranian Christians receive new magazine

Iranians
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

We are honored to announce the release of the first issue of Miras (Inheritance) magazine for Iranians. Our dreams came true and thousands of Iranians can read Miras magazine in their own language. Our new Iranian magazine is not a new idea for me. I attended an Iranian evangelical church 13 years ago, after our…

Read More

Lenten Meditation

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Perhaps you attend a liturgical church. Or, maybe you go to a church that pays no attention to the calendar except at Christmas and Easter. Whatever the case may be, if you are in publishing, you are aware of the times. If you have a monthly or quarterly magazine, editorial planning and production schedules require…

Read More

Alphabet Soup: When to spell out Acronyms

acronyms
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

An acronym is a word formed from the initial letter or letters of each of the successive parts or major parts of a compound term. Acronyms can be quite useful in communications, because they convey information quickly and efficiently to those who are in the know.  However, acronyms can also be a barrier and make…

Read More

How to communicate with advertisers effectively

advertisers
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Ongoing communication is important There are a variety of ways you may communicate with companies you would like to have as advertisers. Both prospective advertisers as well as your current ones will expect a good return on their investment. It’s your job to entice them with your readership, encourage them to stay, and show them…

Read More

Answers to your questions

questions
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Magazine Training International is asked a lot of the same questions. Here are some answers to the most common ones: Q: I really want to attend the next on-site training conference. When is it and where will it be? A: As soon as we know and have enough information about our events we post them to our…

Read More

MTI releases “Introduction to Magazine Publishing” book

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

The wisdom and experience of 11 Christian publishing professionals form the basis of a 212-252 page Introduction to Magazine Publishing book released late last year in English and French editions.  The practical how-to book, divided into separate sections on magazine business, editing, and design, brings together the fundamental principles key to successful magazine publishing.   The book is…

Read More

Communicating with authors and subjects of stories

communicating
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

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…

Read More

Create core values for your publication

core values
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

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…

Read More

Inform and Do No Harm: Combating Fake News

fake news
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

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…

Read More

Through the years with MTI: 2003

2003
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

 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…

Read More