Tag: writing

We can’t say that: How Christian publications wrestle with self-censorship


Evangelical Christians have a history of talking about difficult issues–truths that need response–behind closed doors or on the sidewalks outside the church rather than inside it. Yet David Aikman, an evangelical and former Time magazine corespondent, would say we have a prophetic calling: a mandate to tell the truth about what we see, hear, and…

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Structure and SEO: An article’s foundation

SEO traffic

You might have amazing insights and understand how to craft words, but if you don’t have search engine optimization (SEO) knowledge and the right structure, no one will want to read your article—or even be able to find it. In this free online workshop, Sheila Seifert, editorial director of Focus on the Family magazine, will…

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Explore the MTI Online library

MTI Online Library

Did you know that you are just a click away from accessing our MTI Online resource library. The professional development is available 24/7 on-demand. It won’t ever cost you a thing, but by logging in you’ll have all of these training opportunities at your fingertips: 22 audio recordings from the Crisis Publishing Initiative 60 e-books…

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Is your magazine gaining muscle during the pandemic?


We are co-sponsoring some professional development events for magazine publishers. Strengthen your magazine and your own publishing skills by using the extra time at home to attend these virtual training events. ECPA’s PubU Online is for you if you are actively working with a magazine as a staff member or volunteer. It will include a…

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Write the First Draft – Now!

how now are you?

It was a hot day, and I had been fairly productive on my editing and writing projects up until mid-afternoon. There was one more article I needed to work on, but I was tired, and I didn’t want to push through. I glanced at the notes I had taken during the interview with the article…

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How to Write Fast on Deadline–Use the Formula


Don’t panic! The deadline for your article may be quickly approaching, but this formula will allow you to write fast. Discover how to use a hard-news approach that covers the five Ws and uses color and quotations to provide a solid read for your audience. In this free online workshop, Dr. Michael Ray Smith, a…

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From op-eds to editorials, readers find it difficult to distinguish fact from opinion


by Kevin M. Lerner, International Journalists’ Network The New York Times opinion editor James Bennet resigned recently after the paper published a controversial opinion essay by U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton that advocated using the military to put down protests. The essay sparked outrage among the public as well as among younger reporters at the paper.…

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Where are you taking me?


Crafting a unique focus for your article, and how it’s different from your lead. By Diane J. McDougall, McDougall Editorial Back in the early ’90s, a major airline advertised a weekend special: Fly anywhere in the country for only $69/person! There was just one catch: The airline picked your destination for you when you arrived…

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Should Journalists Let a Pandemic be the Sole Angle?

COVID-19 impacted many sections of news coverage including politics, sports, business and more. Should journalists let a pandemic be the sole angle?  by Evelyn Mateos, Editor & Publisher Douglas Soule, 20, senior, West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va. Soule is the editor-in-chief of the Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University’s independent student newspaper. He previously interned at…

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Diplomado Virtual: Escritura y Edición de textos


https://www.biblicavirtual.com/escritura-y-edicion-de-textos Nos complace anunciar el lanzamiento de un nuevo y emocionante programa de capacitación para escritores y editores, “Escritura y edición de textos”.  Este Diplomado Virtual consistirá en cinco cursos de un mes de duración, cada uno dirigido por un profesional de publicaciones calificado con años de trabajo y experiencia docente. Comenzando con el curso…

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