International Christian Magazine Publishers Attend EPA Convention

Different Contexts, Similar Challenges By Carla Foote The annual Evangelical Press Association conference is always open to participants from outside the U.S. and Canada, but the April 2019 convention in Oklahoma City intentionally featured international guests from around the globe. Magazine professionals from India, Mexico, Nigeria, and Turkey received training alongside EPA members, thanks to […]

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EPA Announces Scholarship Winners for 2019

The EPA board has announced the winners in the annual student journalism scholarship contest. Fourteen students, from ten different institutions, applied for the scholarships. A total of $4,000 was awarded to four students. The Jerry Jenkins Scholarship, in the amount of $2,000, went to Dallas Theological Seminary student Seana Scott. “Seana really wants to make […]

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Colorado Springs Announced as Convention City for 2020

The EPA convention will return to Colorado Springs for the first time since 2012, when the annual Christian media event convenes at the picturesque Cheyenne Mountain Resort on April 15 to 17, 2020. The convention was announced on April 9 in Oklahoma City at the close of the 2019 annual business meeting. Colorado Springs has […]

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2019 Awards of Excellence

Presented during EPA’s 2019 convention, the 2019 Awards of Excellence honor the best work done in EPA publications during the 2018 calendar year. Click here to view or download Liaison 2019 Awards Edition. Campus (Digital) Award of Excellence: The Liberty Champion | Liberty University — Logan Smith, Chad Wylie, Lillian Abbatacola, Jenna Crenshaw, Emily Baker, Faith […]

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2019 Higher Goals Awards

Presented during EPA’s 2019 convention, the 2019 Higher Goals awards honor the best work done in specific categories during the 2018 calendar year. Click here to view or download Liaison 2019 Awards Edition. Article Series First Place: The Christian Post, School Shootings — Leonardo Blair, Brandon Showalter. Second Place: Christianity Today Online, Bill Hybels News Coverage […]

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Awards Contest Now Open for Entries

The annual awards contest is now ready for submissions. EPA hosts two contests: the Awards of Excellence contest (for your publication as a whole) and the Higher Goals contest (for the individual pieces you and your team produced—writing, photography, design, etc.). Both contests open in mid November with the entry deadline in early January. The […]

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EPA to Participate in RCCongress 2020

The Evangelical Press Association board of directors has agreed to add EPA’s name as a cooperating organization for the 2020 Religion Communication Congress. Since 1970, the Religion Communication Congress has been a once-a-decade gathering of professional religion communicators from a wide range of faith traditions. The Congress was established “to provide a forum to expand […]

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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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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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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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