Magazine Training International (MTI) is pleased to announce that the International Christian Media Commission (ICMC) has joined the Crisis Publishing Initiative Coalition.
Coalition members are publishers, journalists, humanitarian organizations, and others who make up a board of reference for the Crisis Publishing Initiative to be held 15 – 18 October, 2017, in Sopron, Hungary. Coalition members advertise the program to their constituents, recommend speakers, and serve as advisors to program organizers.
“Christian journalists face tough decisions and choices–especially in the Developing World,” says Andrew Steele, senior associate of ICMC Partners in Communication. “The International Christian Media Commission is pleased to support the Crisis Publishing Initiative as it provides a space where we can come together and engage with the issues that we each face, offering support to those who are under pressure and insight to home audiences.”
“We are pleased to welcome ICMC as a coalition partner for this institute.” says MTI President Sharon Mumper. “I look forward to working together in the future.”
The three-and-a-half-day Crisis Publishing Initiative is designed for Christian journalists, editors, publishers, and bloggers who face the challenge of reporting on catastrophic events. Participants will learn how to discover and report the truth in complex, rapidly-changing situations and how to offer a biblical perspective to their readers. And, they will be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to research, report, and publish responsibly in crisis situations.
The Initiative will offer three separate tracks with sessions on topics like guiding and caring for “War Zone” reporters, moving beyond the five “W’s”, staying safe in dangerous situations, photographing tragedy, coping with the emotional impact of reporting on tragedy, and tools for covering crises.
Pre-registration at a reduced rate is now open on the Crisis Publishing Initiative website at www.crisispublishing.com. Information and registration is also available on MTI’s website at www.magazinetraining.com.
About International Christian Media Commission
The International Christian Media Commission is a small charity that provides opportunities for Christian media start-ups and projects to have a home in its early stages. ICMC focuses on learning and development for Christian media professionals, supporting them in their ongoing work by enabling partners to have confidence in their own skills and abilities to develop and deliver projects under their own leadership.
by Jennifer Howard, communications director