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Christian publishers meet pandemic publishing challenges with creative ministry outreach

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Times of crisis require innovation, and Christian publishers in less-resourced countries are up to the challenge. Despite the hardships posed by lockdowns and scarcity of resources, Christian publishers are staying relevant and active during the COVID-19 pandemic. Magazine Training International (MTI) is dedicated to helping Christian leaders navigate the perils of publishing during the pandemic…

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Digital Publishing: Tools and Tricks You Can Use While Covering a Pandemic

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by Rob Tornoe, Editor & Publisher COVID-19. It’s a combination of letters and numbers most of us had never seen placed together just a few short months ago. Now it dominates everything we do as journalists, from covering daily press briefings to chronicling the outbreak’s impact on our communities. Most breaking news is immediate and…

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News and mental health: What journalists should know

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by Katya Podkovyroff Lewis, International Journalists’ Network The physical toll of the COVID-19 pandemic is widely known, but what is the toll on mental health — and how can journalists better cover it? Jessica Gold, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and Zamo Mbele, a practicing psychotherapist at Tara…

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Do no harm: Debunking without amplification

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by Harrison Mantas and Susan Benkelman, Poynter A review of the evidence What role does “the media” play in the spread of misinformation? A literature review published last month in the Annals of the International Communication Association tried to answer that question. Looking at previously published studies, the piece argues many “fake news sites” wouldn’t…

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15 tips for conducting remote interviews

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By Fernanda Santos, RTNDA Since the first day of class, I had been telling my narrative writing students that to be good narrative journalists, to find the elements they need to build compelling stories, they had to get out and spend time with the people their stories revolved around. But then came the coronavirus pandemic,…

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5 ways to keep your team motivated when you can’t see them in person

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by Asana Team happy hours, shared lunches, and coffee chats all usually have one thing in common: they happen together. But for remote teams, the absence of such tried-and-true workplace bonding staples can leave a gap that’s hard to fill without getting a little more creative. Keeping your remote team motivated comes down to knowing…

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COVID-19 Cases per Million Inhabitants: A Comparison

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by Martin Armstrong, Statista Although the situation is fluid, the countries worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic are by now well known. How does this look though when accounting for population size? Using Johns Hopkins University and World Bank figures, this infographic takes countries with a population of at least four million and over five thousand…

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5 Ways the Pandemic Has Changed Publishing Forever – and How Publishers Can Benefit

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by D. Eadward Tree, Publishing Executive “Never let a good crisis go to waste,” Winston Churchill supposedly said. It’s valuable advice for publishers, even if Churchill didn’t actually say it (there’s no real proof). And even though this pandemic isn’t exactly a “good” crisis. (I’ve lost a friend to this “hoax” and almost lost another.…

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The new normal?

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by Lottie Needham, Statista It is impossible to ignore the ongoing impact the Covid-19 pandemic is having on our lives. This month our infographic shows how some aspects of daily life have changed as a result. The widespread closure of schools, for example, is thought to have affected up to 1.38 billion learners as of…

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COVID-19 Terminology: Tips for Translators

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by SIL Preparing critical COVID-19 information for local language communities? Wondering how to translate some of the more complex terms? These Tips for Translators offer ideas for how to translate terms that often occur in materials about COVID-19 but may not have easy equivalents in many languages. The following 100 terms were selected from the…

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