Crisis Publishing Focus

Battle FieldMagazine Training International (MTI) has opened registration for the Crisis Publishing Initiative to be held 15-18 October, 2017, in Hungary.

“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 Hummanitarian Disaster Institute - one of the coalition partners organising the event. “At the same time, we have observed situations where media caused more harm than good.

“Overall, there has been a drastic increase in mass and humanitarian disasters. There is a significant need for a forum to better prepare religious reporting to tackle today's global crises. This is why we've chosen to join the Crisis Publishing Coalition.”

The three-and-a-half-day Crisis Publishing Initiative is designed for Christian writers, editors, and publishers who face the challenge of reporting on catastrophic events. Participants will learn how to discover and report the truth in complex, rapidly-changing situations and how to offer a biblical perspective to their readers. And, they will receive reliable background information on the crises about which they must write. 

The event will offer three separate tracks with sessions on topics like guiding and caring for “War Zone” reporters, moving beyond the five “Ws”, staying safe in dangerous situations, photographing tragedy, coping with the emotional impact of reporting on tragedy, and tools for covering crises.

MTI is now accepting pre-registrations at a 25% discount from the regular registration fee of US$450. The “Sunrise Special” discounted registration fee is US$335, and is available now until 15 April 2017.

The registration fee covers a reception and supper on 15 October, lunches and coffee breaks throughout the event, a banquet on 18th, and an information-packed program taught by a dozen veteran journalists, researchers, and security specialists from around the world.

Registration is available at online. ICTI members may claim an additional US$25 discount on the conference fees quoting the code ICMC25 on the booking form.

MTI has launched a new site dedicated to the Initiative. As planning continues the website will be the go-to source for information on sessions, speakers, schedule, lodging, and other pertinent planning tools for prospective participants.

The Initiative is for Christians in publishing who face the challenge of reporting on catastrophic events and wish to gain knowledge, skills, and resources that will enable them to research, report, and publish responsibly in crisis situations.

Last modified: Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 4:54 PM