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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Merchant Processing Now Available through New Benefit Partner

A merchant processing company has joined the ranks as a Benefit Partner with EPA. Now EPA members can utilize the services of a credit card processor and save on processing costs compared to other companies while, at the same time, supporting the work of EPA. Cornerstone Payment Systems is a Christian-owned credit card processing company […]

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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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Oklahoma City is Destination for EPA 2019

Oklahoma City has been chosen as the site for the 2019 EPA convention. The announcement was made during the annual business meeting at the EPA convention in Orlando on April 6. The host hotel, Sheraton Oklahoma City, is conveniently situated in the middle of downtown Oklahoma City, within walking distance of Bricktown, OKC’s eclectic dining […]

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