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Introduction to Magazine Publishing Course

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Date: September 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021

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Join Magazine Training International as we continue the MTI in Africa program with a conference in Ghana in September 2021! Learn the essential steps for successful magazine publishing with the Introduction to Magazine Publishing Course. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from highly respected Christian publishing professionals. Sign up for email alerts.

The five-day Introduction to Magazine Publishing Course will cover the three main areas of magazine publishing: magazine editing, management, and design. Because of the uncertainty of travel and unknown status of group gatherings at this time, the course will tentatively take place on-site in Ghana, as well as virtually. An international team of six trainers will teach the course. Bring your staff and 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.

You will meet other Christians in publishing, 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.

Following this course, is a one-day Hands-on Magazine Startup Workshop and a four-day Digital Publishing Workshop.

What you'll learn

Session topics:

Editing, design, and managementskills in all of 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.

At the conference

Location

The conference will be held online and at a to-be-determined location in Ghana.

Tuition

Virtual Conference tuition: TBD

On-site Conference tuition: TBD
Includes: lunches and tea breaks for five days, all sessions, conference materials, opening reception, ice cream social, and closing banquet

  • Early bird discount: We are offering an early bird discount if payment is received by July 1, 2021. The discount is available to all participants whether commuting or staying on campus.

Lodging and meals

Special conference rate for room and board: TBD

Who should attend

Christians on staff with a magazine or who consistently freelance, specifically Christian editors, designers, and publishers.

Schedule

Sunday
13:00-15:00 Registration
15:00-15:45 Reception
16:00-18:00 Session
18:00-19:00 Dinner
19:15-20:30 Session

Monday, Tuesday
09:00-10:15 Session
10:15-10:45 Coffee/tea break
10:45-12:00 Session
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:30 Session
14:45-15:45 Session
15:45-16:15 Coffee-tea
16:15-17:30 Session
18:00-19:00 Supper
19:15-20:30 Optional evening sessions

Wednesday
09:00-10:15 Session
10:15-10:45 Coffee/tea break
10:45-12:00 Session
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:00-18:00 Sightseeing/shopping
18:00-19:00 Supper
19:15-20:30 Optional evening session

Thursday
09:00-10:15 Session
10:15-10:45 Coffee/tea break
10:45-12:00 Session
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:30 Session
14:45-15:45 Session
15:45-16:15 Coffee-tea
16:15-17:30 Session
18:00-20:30 Banquet/graduation

Cost

  • Virtual Conference tuition: TBD
  • On-site Conference tuition: TBD
    Includes: lunches and tea breaks for five days, tuition, conference materials, opening reception, ice cream social, and closing banquet

    • Early bird discount: We are offering an early bird discount if payment is received by July 1, 2021. The discount is available to all participants whether commuting or staying on campus.

You will need to purchase your flight/transportation separately.

Trainers

James Njoroge is a designer and caricature artist based in Nairobi, Kenya. Since 2013 he has served as art director of Timazi, a Christian magazine for high school students. He also designed and illustrated publications including: The African Illustrated Bible, Manure Fresh Anthology, Lil 'Kanji and the Falling Sun, and Life Goes Round. He received a B.A. in Fine Arts from Kenyatta University in 2012. James graduated from MTI's Design for Magazines course in Kenya, and served as a trainer for MTI's Introduction to Magazine Publishing course in Côte d'Ivoire in 2019.

Esther Nyaga is publishing manager of Publishing Institute of Africa (PIA) a Nairobi-based organization specializing in trade, professional, and educational publishing. She is also the editor of Leadership Today Africa magazine and has edited books on Christian living, strategic planning, and other topics. Esther facilitated a writing workshop in Nairobi and was on the LittWorld 2012 organizing committee. She is a leadership and governance doctoral student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. She earned an M.A. in leadership from PAC University and a B. Comm. in marketing from the University of Nairobi. Esther is a graduate of MTI's Editing the Magazine course in Nairobi, and served as a trainer for MTI's Introduction to Magazine Publishing course in Côte d'Ivoire in 2019.

Jeremy Weber is at Christianity Today, where he manages a team of journalists producing international religion news focused on evangelical/Protestant Christianity for a monthly magazine and daily website serving Christian thought leaders. An award-winning journalist based in Chicago, Jeremy has recently reported from India, Lebanon, Iraq, Cuba, Nigeria, Vietnam, and South Sudan, among other countries. He graduated from Wheaton College, and has worked at Christianity Today since 2008. He and his wife Carolin were avid Argentine tango dancers until their son Mateo arrived in August 2016. Baby Yara joined them in July 2018. Jeremy taught MTI's Magazine Editing Course in Kenya in 2018 and has taught online with MTI.

Lou Ann Sabatier loves publishing, as evidenced by her 35-year career in strategic planning, business development, market research, audience development, management and finance. Lou is principal of Sabatier Consulting, where she has worked with more than 100 media clients, giving them the tools they needed to increase profitability. Prior to founding the consulting firm, she worked as a literary agent, as managing director of an international economic magazine, as associate publisher of a national opinion magazine and CEO of a media company. She speaks widely at conferences and workshops throughout the world. Lou is strategic communications director for the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, a Christian non-profit advocating for religious freedom. She has served as a magazine business trainer with MTI onsite in India and Kenya and has taught business online with MTI.