More than 70 Christian magazine publishing professionals from nine French-speaking countries in Africa came to Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, last month for an intensive seven-day Introduction to Magazine Publishing course offered by Magazine Training International (MTI).
The training event was held in collaboration with the Centre de Publications Evangéliques, a Christian publisher in Abidjan.
The Introduction to Magazine Publishing course covered the basics of magazine publishing, starting a magazine, and digital publishing. It was taught by a team of six trainers from the USA and Kenya, all experienced magazine editors, designers, or publishers.
Participants responded to the course with enthusiasm, attending the optional evening sessions and staying late into the night for consulting sessions. "They were eager to learn," said Carla Foote, an editing trainer and MTI board member. "On the first day, when we had a question and answer time after a couple of presentations, many hands went up. They had questions about everything and wanted to understand the whole process of magazine publishing.”