Video Categories Added to Contest

New categories have been added to the Higher Goals contest for 2023 to show recognition for the increased role video is playing among our members.  In a recent poll, more than 50% of respondents said they are using video on their websites or social media. Effective immediately for the 2023 contest, which is open for […]

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New Legacy Council Appointed

First established in 2015, EPA’s 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. At their fall 2022 meeting, the EPA board appointed Mark Winz and Terry White and reappointed Diane McDougall to make up the next version of […]

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Pilcher, Knoth Named Honorary Members

The EPA board granted honorary lifetime memberships to Rick Knoth and David Pilcher, Sr., during their fall meeting. Honorary membership may be accorded to individuals who have rendered distinguished service in the field of religious journalism while being actively involved in EPA and are now retired or over the age of 70. David Pilcher, Sr., […]

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Best in Class Winners Announced for 2022

Six members came away with their second consecutive First Place win in the third year of the Best in Class contest. Repeat winners include World Vision, Brio, Christian History, Luke Society News, Cru Storylines and Fathom. World Vision and Luke Society News have now won three years in a row. Congratulations are also in order […]

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Technology Partner Joins the Ranks with EPA

VERTIQUL by Advontemedia is the latest EPA affiliate to join our benefit partner program which consists of strategic companies which can offer our members a product or service at a discount to aid them in their publishing efforts. VERTIQUL features a creative platform structure that preserves the style that makes magazines great not only for […]

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Video Library Features 78 On-Demand Training Presentations

EPA has a library of 78 on-demand video presentations from the virtual events and webinars we have held in recent years. Receive training from industry experts in writing, editing, design, photography, digital publishing, social media, professional development and more. Hear from such leaders as Phil Cooke, Kay Warren, Walter Kim, Karen Swallow Prior, Anne Marie […]

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Stetzer, Bennett, Goss Named Keynote Speakers for DigitalMediaCon 3.0

What started as a virtual substitute for EPA’s annual convention in 2020 has now become an annual event. DigitalMediaCon, version 3.0, returns on October 25 to 27 with 15 new sessions focusing on digital communications and e-marketing. Billed as a virtual conference for Christian communicators, DigitalMediaCon is produced by EPA and co-presented with the NAE. […]

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2022 Best in Class Contest Now Open

EPA has launched its 2022 single-entry competition for Best in Class that has member magazines competing for awards based on print circulation. Compete against your own size! Just one entry. A recurring comment from members with small budgets and limited staff has been they find it difficult to compete with magazines produced with significant resources […]

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2022 Compensation Survey

In May 2022, EPA conducted an anonymous survey on salaries and benefits of its members, commissioned by the EPA Board of Directors and conducted by 5by5, an independent research firm based in Nashville. This is the third time EPA has conducted this survey with prior surveys in 2016 and 2019. The survey was a followup […]

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New 2022 Annual Directory Published

The 2022 EPA Member Handbook and Directory has been published and nearly 800 copies are being mailed to each individual on the current EPA member list. The 120-page directory features contest winners, the EPA bylaws (as revised in both 2021 and 2022), the EPA Ethics Code, a list of member benefits and benefit partners, plus […]

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