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The fact-checking army waging war on ‘fake news’

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By Bianca Fortis If journalists must wage war against fake news and misinformation, Bill Adair is the general leading the charge. Adair, who created PolitiFact in 2007 and is now the Knight Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy at Duke University, is leading the Tech & Check Cooperative, a project working to develop new automated…

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Sarolta and Botond’s Story

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MTI Trains Journalists–Women in Hungary Gain A Friend It was 1992 and Hungary was about to get a brand-new magazine for Christian women–possibly Hungary’s first. Lydia was beautiful, colorful, full of helpful articles, and the women were thrilled. There was one problem. The articles were mostly translated from the German parent magazine. “The readers of…

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Your gift can help change the world

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You can help spread the gospel when you equip Christian publishers to produce the best possible publications. Your gift today will have a ripple effect, touching millions of people worldwide. With your help we prepare magazine publishers in the Developing World to launch and sustain successful magazines by offering… On-site conferences that offer affordable, in-depth training…

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Fact-checking and independent media: weapons against ‘fake news’ in Ukraine

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By Judith  Langowski Countering fake news and propaganda has been journalist Margo Gontar’s mission since she co-founded the Ukrainian fact-checking website StopFake in 2014. A project at the Kiev School of Journalism, a group of professors, students and volunteers established the site in response to the stream of fake news that exploded with the occupation…

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There is still time to make a tax-deductible donation

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Your gift not only makes a difference in the lives of real people, but it may also reduce your tax burden for the year. We know you have many options when it comes to your end-of-year giving. Please consider Magazine Training International as the year comes to a close. Magazine Training International uses both small…

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6 tips for protecting your mental health when reporting on trauma

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By Arun Karki This post is the second piece in a two-part series about how journalists can protect both their physical safety and mental health, as well as the health and safety of their subjects, when covering dangerous or traumatic events. You can read part one, which addresses physical safety, here. Twelve years ago, I…

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Daniela’s Story

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Daniela Encheva, editor of Lia magazine in Bulgaria is not playing it “safe…” Instead, Lia magazine reaches women with the pure testimonies of divine intervention in the lives of believers. Each issue presents biblical perspectives on topics that are not discussed even in churches: divorce, nudity, adultery, romance and other difficult issues. And yet, because…

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We’re Grateful for Another Year with You

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As another year comes to a close, we want to pause and express our gratitude to our donors for their faithful support. We want to thank the publishers who continue to participate in our programs and conferences, and God for carrying MTI through the last 29 years. Please make time to pray with us this week for the…

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4 tips for staying safe when covering disaster or unrest

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By Arun Karki A week after the 7.6 magnitude earthquake that rocked central Nepal in 2015, Prakash Mahat, a cameraman with Nepal TV News, was covering both the aftereffects of the earthquake and the ongoing search for survivors in Kathmandu. Minutes after reaching the scene, a powerful aftershock almost toppled him into the wreckage. “I…

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Crisis Publishing Initiative Draws Christian Publishers Worldwide

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Some of the most serious crises threatening the world today were the focus of the Crisis Publishing Initiative conference in Sopron, Hungary, last month. The event, hosted by Magazine Training International, drew some 60 Christians in publishing from 22 countries. Journalists heard experts give up-to-date data on migrant movements, religious liberty, and human trafficking. And…

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