Christianity Today to close four publications, lay off 31 workers

Cites hard times in the industry
Publishing powerhouse Christianity Today International, citing hard times in its industry, is shutting down four publications and laying off 31 workers.

According to a plan announced May 22, two magazines will fold: Today’s Christian Woman and the Campus Life College Guide, which targets Christian undergrads. CTI will also cease to publish Glimpses, a worship bulletin insert with stories from Christian history, and Church Office Today, a bimonthly newsletter for church administrators.

The moves, which reduce staff numbers by 22 percent to 108 employees, mark the latest attempt to cut costs at Carol Stream, Illinois–based CTI. In January, the organization shuttered two other magazines—Marriage Partnership and Ignite Your Faith—and sold a third, Today’s Christian.

 

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