Why Cover Negative News?

When bad things happen to God’s people, what’s a Christian publication to do? While there can be pressure from readers to report only upbeat, positive news, the publisher of The Charlotte World explains why his paper covers both the good and the bad.

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Mission Statements that Work

A choir sounds better when everybody is singing from the same page. A mission statement can help make this happen, while also clearly defining your corporate goals and giving you an anchor when your boat rocks. Find out what a mission statement can do for you and how to write one that works in this […]

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Journalists or Advocates?

When you write about religion for a religious publication, what exatly is your job? Are you a journalist? A public relations worker? Or something in between? Several practitioners of the craft of religion writing tackle that question in this article from Associated Baptist Press.

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Things to NOT say to a Publisher

Former EPA editor-tuned-publisher Dale Hanso Bourke returned from the dark side of the force to give mere mortals a quick guide to things you should never, ever say to your publisher (if you want to continue being an editor).

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Publishing terms: How to Sound like you have an MBA

Note: Dale Hanson Bourke was an editor before she went over to the dark side (publishing). In this article, adapted from an EPA workshop, she explains the specialized language of the publishing world in terms even an editor can understand. by Dale Hanson Bourke When people ask me if it was worth it to get […]

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Who’s Who in the Masthead?

Sometimes job titles are self-explanatory, but things can be tricky┬áin a publication, where nearly everybody’s job seems to include the word “editor”? How do associate editors, managing editors, executive editors and plain old unadorned editors fit in the grand scheme of things? This article clears away some of the confusion. Sometimes job titles are self-explanatory. […]

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