By Ryan Smith, Associate Editor for World Vision magazine
In the midst of all the stories and photos of the destruction and devastation in Haiti, it’s nice to get some good news. One of my favorite magazines, RELEVANT, just announced that half of every new subscription will be donated to World Vision’s relief efforts in Haiti.
If I may indulge for a moment, RELEVANT magazine is one of the biggest influences on my career. When I was in college, it was the one magazine I subscribed to. Whenever it arrived in the mail, no matter the homework load, I sat down and read through it for about an hour. I was completely captivated by the design, stories, and tone (yes, even when it’s a bit snarky). I loved that the editors found a way to put together stories about rock stars and developing countries and movies and questions of faith—and somehow it all works together.
Those magazines opened my eyes to what a magazine can be, both in style and substance, and I’ve been hooked ever since.
As I’ve been at World Vision magazine for the past three years and learning about the many issues facing the developing world, it’s been interesting to see RELEVANT follow the same path. They recently launched a digital magazine and website Reject Apathy, which focuses on ways that readers can make the world a better place.
Check out the video below, from Cameron Strang, RELEVANT’s publisher, talking about the decision to donate subscription revenue to World Vision, despite the financial challenge.
Sign up for RELEVANT now, and half of your $15 subscription will go to World Vision’s relief efforts in Haiti.
- Listen to World Vision’s Steve Haas on the RELEVANT Podcast.
- Read A World Divided by World Vision US President Richard Stearns (from the Jan/Feb 2010 issue)