MTI’s Introduction to Magazine Publishing Course

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Article By Africa Speaks

After the last conference in Abidjan in 2019, Magazine Training International continues the MTI in Africa program with the Introduction to Magazine Publishing Course in Accra, Ghana, November 13-18, 2022. The Magazine Publishing Course is designed for Christians on staff with a magazine or who consistently freelance, specifically Christian editors, designers, and publishers. It’s a unique opportunity to learn the essential steps for successful magazine publishing from highly respected Christian publishing professionals. Read the course and session descriptions.

The Introduction to Magazine Publishing Course will cover the three main areas of magazine publishing: magazine editing, management, and design. An international team of six trainers will teach the course. The benefits are many. By bringing in your staff, you allow everyone to learn the skills necessary to work well as a publisher, editor, or designer. As a team, you will learn how to work together to create an effective publishing plan in order to produce an influential magazine.

It’s also an opportunity to meet or reconnect with Christian publishing professionals from around the world and learn in a supportive, friendly environment. You will share victories and fears and learn from one another. Christians working in magazine publishing scattered throughout Africa often feel isolated and may become discouraged. A conference like this offers encouragement and renewal. The course will be offered in English with simultaneous interpretation into French.

Editing, design, and management—skills in all these areas are essential to the success of your magazine. In the Introduction to Magazine Publishing course, you will learn how each discipline influences and collaborates with others. And you’ll gain the tools you need to successfully launch a magazine or update your process for more effective and influential publication. All participants will also receive a 212-page book with 24 chapters full of ideas for practical application.

Following this course is a one-day Hands-on Workshop. This will be a limited enrollment one-day hands-on workshop for participants in the Introduction to Magazine Publishing Course who are planning to start or re-start a magazine. Trainers from the Introduction to Magazine Publishing Course will speak about practical steps in starting a magazine and then will work with participants as they begin to make specific plans for starting or re-starting their magazines.

Enrollment is limited to 10 proposed or existing magazines with up to three staff or volunteers each. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. All participants must have taken part in the Introduction to Magazine Publishing course preceding the workshop.

The course will be held at the Presbyterian Women’s Centre in Accra, Ghana, from 13 to 18 November. Click herefor the full schedule.

Please pray for all the participants, as well as our brothers Gathuku Kibunga and James Mbugua who will attend the conference and share the mission of Africa Speaks.

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