The Think Tank Initiative’s Policy Engagement and Communications Program is hosting a Virtual Write Shop on newsletters during the week of July 21, 2014.
Vicentia Kotia, the publication and communications officer of the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) in Ghana, has offered us a draft of a newsletter (The Researcher Jan – June 2014 – Draft 1-2 and Pictures and Captions from Retreat) she is developing. ISSER used to have a newsletter but its publication had stalled for some years. Vicentia came on board in January 2014, and decided to revive the newsletter after the Nairobi PEC meeting.
“I am developing this like a printable newsletter but will eventually publish it electronically. Cost was one of the factors that caused the publication of the newsletter in my institute to stall in the first place. That may no longer be the case but I feel it is better to have it in a form which can work either way, electronic or print. What I share with you now is a first draft. It is going through an in-house editing process. I am speaking to a couple of graphic designers. After the editing process, I will submit the draft to one of the designers to prepare it for e-publication. I have sent the draft newsletter and also extra pages for the designer to add a picture story. I’d love to get fresh ideas on how to develop page-turner content material. However, if I can get some information on free web tools, I’d be really happy about that as well. I look forward to receiving all the comments that will help me make it better.”
Drusilla David, communications officer at the Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA), has offered us a draft of the CSEA JULY NEWSLETTER 2014.
Sola Oluwadre, communications manager at Afri Heritage Institution (AHI), has offered us a draft of the AHI July 2014 Newsletter.
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List of Free and Low-Cost Platforms – Newsletters
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