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EPA Holds Fall Regional Seminars

In early November, a group of 20 writers, editors, and publicists from five EPA member organizations participated in a Writing Powerful Stories seminar led by Anne Marie and Mark Winz. The seminar was hosted by ONE Magazine at the Free Will Baptist denominational headquarters in Antioch, TN. The daylong session featured strategies to help writers […]

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EPA Board Appoints Past Presidents to the Legacy Council

At its Fall 2018 board meeting, held in Nashville, the EPA board named one former member and three new members to the Legacy Council. Established in 2015, the Legacy Council is made up of select past presidents with members serving three-year terms in an advisory and mentoring role to the board and staff. Diane J. […]

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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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