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We love to hear about your magazines! One of the ways we can connect with you is through our one-of-a-kind online directory of Christian magazines. Not only do we get to hear about your magazine, but we can connect with you and pray for you. Here Are A Few Reasons To Join The Directory: It’s…

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Pointing Out Mistakes

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By Carla Foote As an editor, I spot mistakes regularly – in the morning newspaper, on grocery store signs, on websites, and in brochures. Mistakes are everywhere. Once I’ve spotted a mistake, I have to decide whether or not to point out the mistake. It is tempting to always point out mistakes, but that can…

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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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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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Access our extensive library of learning materials

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Did you know that the MTI Online section of our website provides free access to a wealth of information on all aspects of magazine publishing. One user put it best: “You can’t imagine how happy and blessed I am since I started interacting with MTI Online last night! I spent about three hours reading different…

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Key Photography Terms

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Designers and photographers often have their own lingo as it relates to magazine publishing. Find out the meaning of some of the terms: composition: The visual arrangement of all elements in a photograph. crop: To eliminate portions of an image. emotional tone: The feeling a page or image gives the viewer upon seeing it. frame:…

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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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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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