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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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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Former Executive Director Ron Wilson Remembered

Ron Wilson, executive director of EPA from 1992 to 2002, died June 8, 2018, after an extended illness. Ron’s decade as director was sandwiched between Gary Warner and Doug Trouten. He was born on January 21, 1932, grew up outside of Boston, served in the U.S. Army, and received his bachelor’s degree from Gordon College. […]

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EPA-ACP to Host Regional Seminars on Content Strategy and Writing

The Evangelical Press Association and the Associated Church Press are co-sponsoring three one-day regional intensive seminars in select cities this fall. In Washington, D.C., magazine consultant Lou Ann Sabatier will teach a class on content strategy on Friday, October 26. Lou Ann is a highly sought-after publishing consultant, renowned for her high energy and infectious […]

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Online Professional Development: The Editor as Leader

EPA’s immediate past president Mark Winz will teach an online course for editors to help them gain a spiritual foundation as a leader of those who work on the publication and for leading readers. Writers need to be led to stronger communication skills. Everyone who helps plan, produce, and market a publication needs be led […]

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Bob Terry Honored for Fifty Years of Service

  During the Orlando convention, EPA honored long-time member Dr. Bobby S. “Bob” Terry for his many years of service to EPA and to Christian media. After 50 years in Christian publishing, Terry is retiring at the end of 2018. For 20 of those 50 years, he was the editor of Word & Way, the […]

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