Update: 2013 EPA Student Scholarship Winner

Kelsey Dianne Leavitt of Corban University (Class of 2015) was awarded EPA’s 2013 scholarship of $1,000. Kelsey is gaining experience in print, online, campus and community journalism and would like to work for a Christian publication or nonprofit. Her advisor’s recommendation included this vignette:  Last winter, Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley was experiencing flooding like most residents […]

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Why publishers should ban slideshows

by Chris Johanesen  — Digiday “Slideshow” has become a dirty word on the Web, and with good reason. Here’s why Buzzfeed will never have slideshows and what that means in the media industry. Before Buzzfeed was a media company, we were a tech startup, and technology still runs in our veins. When we launched in […]

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EPA names new executive director

The Evangelical Press Association board of directors is pleased to announce that longtime EPA member and former board member D’Arcy Maher has been chosen to serve the organization as executive director. “After a thorough search process and interviews of several qualified candidates, the EPA board feels fortunate to welcome such an ideal person to lead […]

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Cover critique: Answers magazine

Cover critique is a new website feature from EPA. The cover of a magazine is submitted, and critiqued by two designers. We hope this will be a fun and informative feature for EPA’s designers. Our thanks to Dan Stelzer, art director for Answers magazine, for suggesting and coordinating the feature, and for being willing to […]

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Ask the Director

Over the years, the role of EPA’s executive director has grown to include a fair amount of consultation to the members. Former director, Doug Trouten, realized that many of the answers he provided to individual inquiries would be helpful for the entire membership. One of EPA’s board members suggested adding an “Ask Doug” section to […]

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Word ‘Czars’ ‘Unfriend’ 15 Words

Fifteen overused, misused and generally  useless words were “unfriended” by the word “czars” at Lake Superior State University. The school welcomed the new year with its 35th annual “List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English.”

“The list this year is a ‘teachable moment’ conducted free of ‘tweets,'” said a Word Banishment spokesman who was “chillaxin'” for the holidays. “‘In these economic times’, purging our language of ‘toxic assets’ is a ‘stimulus’ effort that’s ‘too big to fail.'”

Here’s the 2010 list, with comments from the listmakers and the folks who nominated these tired terms:

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Are you logged in?

Some features of the EPA site are available only to members of EPA. If you’re not a member, learn about membership. If you’re already a member, click the “Login” link near the top right corner of the page. If you can’t remember your username and/or password, you can get a reminder — or create a new account. Your new […]

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EPA Community

EPA’s member forum will help you connect with other EPA members. (Please note that some of these are open only to members. If you’re a member but don’t have access to these features, send a message to director@evangelicalpress.com. Be sure to include your username and the feature you’re trying to use.) The member forum page gives you […]

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Top 10 Funny Things About Christian Publishing

Kim Petit asked me (former executive director, Doug Trouten) to come up with the “Top 10 Funny Things About Christian Publishing” for CookPartners, “The online magazine of global Christian publishing.” It was a bit of a challenge to try to come up with jokes that would work cross-culturally and in different languages, but here’s what […]

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