Postal Rate Increase: January 26, 2014

As a benefit to members, EPA participates in the joint support of a postal advocate to represent the interests of non-profit periodicals to the Mailers’ Technical Advisory Committee. Bob Terry, with the Alabama Baptist, continues to represent the interests of EPA members during key meetings and provides helpful information back to the membership. On Sunday, January 26, […]

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EPA and ACCM Announce a New Partnership

Colorado Springs, CO – Evangelical Press Association and the Advisers of Christian Collegiate Media announce a collaboration of mutual support and service. “EPA has the ability to provide infrastructure for ACCM’s administrative needs,” says D’Arcy Maher, EPA’s executive director, “and EPA members will benefit from the expertise of college professors and the excitement of students […]

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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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United States Postal Service to End Saturday Delivery

The United States Postal Service announced Feb. 6 that it will end Saturday delivery of mail, starting during the week of Aug. 5. The postal service will continue to delivery packages on Saturday. The change is expected to save $2 billion each year when fully implemented. The Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers called the announcement “unexpected […]

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Former EPA President Paul Fromer Dies

Paul Fromer, president of the Evangelical Press Association from 1967-1969, died Sunday, Dec. 9. Fromer edited InterVarsity’s “HIS” magazine from 1960 to 1971. He served on the faculty at Wheaton College from 1972 to 1998. He was deputy editor of Christianity Today from 1979 to 1988. The following is a transcript of an interview conducted by telephone […]

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Postal Rates are Going up in January

The Postal Service has announced postage rate increases that will go into effect Jan. 27, 2013.  The rate increases average 2.6 percent across all mailing classes a relatively small increase. It is important to note that the 2.6 percent increase is the average across each class of mail—some increases within a class will be smaller […]

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Post Office Sunsets Barcodes and IMR

EPA’s postal affairs liaison Bob Terry of the Alabama Baptist reminds us that in January of 2013 the U.S. Postal Service will “sunset” the POSTNET barcode, the PLANET code barcode, and will no longer support the Intelligent Mail Range record (IMR) file in the Mail.dat file set. This is a change that was announced several months ago. […]

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Digital and Print Both Have Their Place

The following director’s report was delivered by EPA Executive Director Doug Trouten during the organization’s annual business meeting, May 11.

The board has asked me to give a sort of “State of the Industry” report. And frankly, our industry is under siege. We keep hearing that people aren’t reading any longer, that newspapers and magazines are dead, that we’re headed to a digital-only future. We’re scrambling to make the transition from print to digital, and worrying that we’ll be left behind.

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NPC’s New Enivation Brand for EPA Members

Enivation, a new branded service of NPC, Inc., provides a scanning and archiving solution for the challenge of electronically storing older physical publications online and sharing them worldwide. Enivation’s scan • archive • host • search solution (www.enivation.com) gives organizations a way to tackle these challenges. Who can benefit from this new service? • Organizations […]

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