Smith to teach in Manila, Austin

September 17, 2009 | Leave a Comment


A Campbell University professor will teach for Magazine Training International in Manila Oct. 2-7.

Dr. Michael Ray Smith, professor of communication studies, will teach writers and editors from 20 countries at the training sponsored by MTI, a mission organization that seeks to coordinate and deploy a variety of publishing training resources and systems in order to strengthen Christian magazine publishing. MTI has been active in Eastern Europe since 1989, in the countries of the former Soviet Union since 1996, and in Asia since 2000, providing consulting help and organizing some 50 conferences on every facet of magazine publishing. Smith will teach students about writing feature articles and devotional thoughts.

Since 1998, more than 50 experienced publishing professionals from around the world have taught at MTI conferences in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Romania, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Albania, Croatia, Austria, Slovakia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Korea, and the United States. More than a thousand staff members of over 325 Christian magazines from some 50 countries have taken advantage of training at one or more of the conferences.

On Oct. 29 Smith will lead a three-panel, all-day session at the College Media Advisers annual meeting in Austin, Texas. The sessions will explore convergence, which is also known as backpack journalism or multimedia journalism. CMA is the nation's largest organization for student media.

Photo Copy: Dr. Michael Ray Smith, professor of communication studies