Christianity Today Parent Cuts Four More Publications
Christianity Today International (CTI) today announced the closing of four publications and the laying-off of 30 employees.
To be shut down over the coming months are Today’s Christian Woman magazine, the Campus Life College Guide, the Christian history bulletin insert Glimpses, and the Church Office Today bimonthly newsletter.
These latest cutbacks follow moves made in January, 2009 when a total of three periodicals—Ignite Your Faith (formerly Campus Life), Marriage Partnership, and Today’s Christian magazines either ceased publication or, in the case of TC, was sold.
“Needless to say, we are profoundly saddened by these necessary decisions,” said Harold Smith, President and Publisher. “The impact on employees who are truly gifted—and the impact on the church as a whole—is a sobering reality for me and the entire CTI team that remains.”
“We find ourselves—as does our industry—in the midst of a perfect publishing storm,” says Smith. “Nevertheless, we’re grateful to God for the continuing strength of our core periodicals—namely, Christianity Today and Leadership journal. These iconic brands,” continued Smith, “along with the myriad web properties tied to them, will once again point the way for this ministry in the days, months, and years to come.”
Christianity Today magazine and ministry were founded in 1956 by evangelist Billy Graham.
Posted May 25, 2009