A select group of communicators and news content providers from across the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America recently met for two days of training and planning designed to strengthen news coverage and collaboration across the territory. The first-of-their-kind meetings, coined as the News Summit Advisory, drew two dozen communicators, news writers and media producers on Nov. 6-7, 2019, to the Inter-American Division (IAD) headquarter office in Miami, Florida, to better understand their role in expanding news coverage throughout the IAD and the world.
“We need to be more contextualized today, be real, and be more flexible in our circle of action, which is not limited to where we are, and be more intentional about sharing news,” said Abel Márquez, communication director for the church in Inter-America and main organizer of the advisory. It’s about thinking globally but acting locally, he said, “so that together we can build what can make us stronger as a church.”
Collaborating more, getting more involved in sharing news, creating more news content in many forms are the keys to creating a culture of constant news consumption in the church and in the community, added Márquez.