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MTI Holds Magazine Training Conference in Kenya

By Michael Ray Smith, Special to EPA   NAIROBI, Kenya — E-Life editor Bola Adewara loves to tell audiences about the first issue of his magazine. He received an unsolicited telephone call in his Lagos, Nigeria, office asking him the budget he needed to get his first issue to press. “Budget?” Adewara asked. “I don’t know.” […]

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Journalism Lab Explores Reader Engagement

They just had an ‘Engaged Journalism’ meeting in Texas and invited an EPA representative. What I learned might change your approach to publishing. By Mark A. Kellner AUSTIN, Texas — “I hope you haven’t been too uncomfortable here,” one of the participants at the Engaged Journalism Lab, sponsored by the Democracy Fund, said to me. […]

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Love, Encouragement, and Meaningful Mission Statements

By Andy Butcher Considering that they are in the business of crafting snappy headlines, many newspapers and magazines seem to have a hard time coming up with mission-statement taglines that work. They often seem to fall somewhere between smug and awkward. Take The Washington Post’s portentous recent update: “Democracy Dies in Darkness.” Probably penned by […]

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Douglas J. Trouten Memorial Scholarship Established

Former Evangelical Press Association Executive Director Doug Trouten passed away on July 30, 2018, six months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Doug, who earned his Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of Minnesota, served EPA over a 30-year span in a wide variety of roles that included scholarship committee, awards committee, four convention […]

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EPA Receives Grant from Tyndale House Foundation

EPA has been awarded a grant from the Tyndale House Foundation to pay for foreign Christian magazine editors to attend the 2019 convention in Oklahoma City. While attending the Crisis Publishing Initiative conference in Hungary last October, organized by Magazine Training International, EPA Executive Director Lamar Keener was impacted by the testimonies of the magazine […]

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