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MennoMedia is the new name for the binational agency created when Mennonite Publishing Network (MPN), publishing agency of Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada, and Third Way Media, a program of Mennonite Mission Network, merge July 1. The 8-member binational board voted unanimously in favour of the name. MennoMedia will continue to use the agencies’ 3 brand names: Herald Press, Third Way Media, and Faith & Life Resources. Russ Eanes, director of finance and operations for Mennonite Publishing Network, will become executive director of MennoMedia July 1, replacing current MPN director Ron Rempel, who is retiring after 8 years. Most of the staff – about 20 − will work out of Third Way Media’s office in Harrisonburg, Va., while others will be stationed in Waterloo, Ont., Winnipeg, and parts of the U.S.—themennonite.org

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Our editors are winning writers. Former MB Herald editor Dora Dueck won the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award, Apr. 17, for her novel, This Hidden Thing, published by CMU Press. MB Herald editor from 1964–85, Harold Jantz received a Manitoba Day award from the Association for Manitoba Archives, May 11, for his biography anthology, Leaders Who Shaped Us.—KB

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