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International Christian Media Commission Joins Crisis Publishing Coalition

Magazine Training International (MTI) is pleased to announce that the International Christian Media Commission (ICMC) has joined the Crisis Publishing Initiative Coalition.

Coalition members are publishers, journalists, humanitarian organizations, and others who make up a board of reference for the Crisis Publishing Initiative to be held 15 – 18 October, 2017, in Sopron, Hungary. Coalition members advertise the program to their constituents,  recommend speakers, and serve as advisors to program organizers.

“Christian journalists face tough decisions and choices–especially in the Developing World,” says Andrew Steele, senior associate of ICMC Partners in Communication. “The International Christian Media Commission is pleased to support the Crisis Publishing Initiative as it provides a space where we can come together and engage with the issues that we each face, offering support to those who are under pressure and insight to home audiences.”

“We are pleased to welcome ICMC as a coalition partner for this institute.” says MTI President Sharon Mumper. “I look forward to working together in the future.” Continue reading “International Christian Media Commission Joins Crisis Publishing Coalition”

Hungary to be site of Crisis Publishing Initiative

A conference site in Sopron, Hungary, has been found for the Crisis Publishing Initiative, Magazine Training International (MTI) announced yesterday. The gathering will be held Oct. 15-18, 2017, at the Hotel Lövér, a three-star spa hotel which often hosts conferences.

The hotel has offered conference participants a reduced price of 44 Euros for a single room, including breakfast and supper, or 60 Euros for a double room with breakfast and supper included.

Sopron is an ancient town nestled in a nature reserve on the Austrian border. Located in a heavily wooded reserve, the spa hotel is a favorite of guests from Austria and Germany, with it’s many spa services as well as hiking trails and bike paths in the forest surrounding the hotel. Continue reading “Hungary to be site of Crisis Publishing Initiative”

Humanitarian Disaster Institute Joins Crisis Publishing Coalition

Magazine Training International (MTI) is pleased to announce that Humanitarian Disaster Institute (HDI) of Wheaton College has joined the Crisis Publishing Coalition.

Coalition members are organizations and individuals who make up a board of reference for the Crisis Publishing Initiative: Professional Training in Covering Crises to be held 15 – 18 October, 2017, in Europe. Coalition members advertise the program to their constituents, recommend speakers, and serve as advisors to program organizers.

“We have seen first hand the powerful impact thoughtful reporting on faith issues can have on communities impacted by mass and humanitarian disasters,” says Dr. Jamie Aten, director of HDI. “At the same time, we have observed situations where media caused more harm than good. Continue reading “Humanitarian Disaster Institute Joins Crisis Publishing Coalition”

Crisis Publishing Coalition Gains First Member

Magazine Training International (MTI) is pleased to announce that the Evangelical Press Association (EPA) is the first member to join the Crisis Publishing Initiative Coalition.

Coalition members are organizations and individuals who make up a board of reference for the Crisis Publishing Initiative: Professional Training in Covering Crises to be held 15 – 18 October, 2017, in Europe. Coalition members advertise the program to their constituents, recommend speakers, and serve as advisors to program organizers.

“It seems almost every day we hear of crises and tragedies occurring around the ‘world,” says Lamar Keener, executive director of EPA. “When we learned of MTI’s plans to host a Crisis Publishing Initiative in Europe, it made sense that EPA should become part of their coalition. We want to come alongside them and offer whatever assistance we can with the resources EPA has.” Continue reading “Crisis Publishing Coalition Gains First Member”

Christian Publishers Invited to Initiative on Publishing in the Midst of Crisis

Terrorist attacks, displaced refugees, war, hunger, poverty, and more crises plague the world today. Christian publishing professionals face numerous challenges as they report on the catastrophic events that effect their readers. Whether journalists are under attack personally or trying to help those who are, it can be difficult to know where to begin.

For this reason, Magazine Training International (MTI) will offer a three-and-a-half-day Crisis Publishing Initiative: Professional Training in Covering Crises on 15 – 18 October, 2017, in Europe.

“This Initiative is coming at a critical time in history,” says MTI President Sharon Mumper. “The world is embroiled in turmoil, and it seems every nation is impacted by multiple crises. Christian magazines have a responsibility to report on complex crises accurately and with sensitivity, giving their readers the information they need to respond as Christians.” Continue reading “Christian Publishers Invited to Initiative on Publishing in the Midst of Crisis”

MTI announces plans for Crisis Publishing Initiative

The world is awash in crises of every kind, from the refugee crisis to earthquakes to terrorism and economic collapse. People are buffeted on all sides by often false and ungodly messages.

In this environment, Christian publishers have a responsibility to discover and publish the truth and to try to mold the opinion of their readers. Christian publishers can report honestly on the conflict, provide practical help in dealing with the ramifications of the conflict, and present a biblical perspective on the crisis.

However, they can do this only if writers and editors have the necessary training to report safely, accurately, and responsibly in the midst of chaos and to evaluate and process often conflicting information. Continue reading “MTI announces plans for Crisis Publishing Initiative”