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Kevin Slimp is a favorite speaker and trainer in the publishing world. He can be reached at kevin@kevinslimp.com.

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What's the Big Deal: You make a few predictions...

Aug 29, 2019 at 11:00 am by staff

Andy Warhol once said, "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for fifteen minutes." I've experienced those fifteen minutes a few times, but it comes less often these da.... Read More

Increasing Productivity by Upgrading Workspace

Apr 03, 2019 at 07:52 pm by staff

There's a question I get asked a lot by friends, colleagues and audience members at conferences. There are variations, but they all go something like, "How do you find time to.... Read More

Consider Yourself Told

Mar 23, 2019 at 07:22 pm by staff

It was a lot like other experiences I've had at conventions over the past couple of years. In March, as I gathered my backpack to head out of the room where I'd just spoken in.... Read More

Our Digital Future: I've Got It All Figured Out

Dec 12, 2018 at 01:16 pm by staff

Some of you will remember Facebook. If you're over 40, you probably visit Facebook on a regular basis. If you're like most of the college students in my life, ask a parent or.... Read More

Checking the Pulse of Journalism

Nov 01, 2018 at 01:11 pm by staff

Over the past two weeks, I've traveled from coast to coast speaking at newspaper conferences and meeting with Canadian and American journalists about what is happening at thei.... Read More

Tariffs are behind us for now. What's next?

Aug 30, 2018 at 09:41 am by staff

..... It's been two hours since I received word concerning the news that tariffs aimed at newsprint had been overturned. The first person to write me was Ron White, a retire.... Read More

Common Traits: What successful newspapers have in common

Aug 16, 2018 at 09:24 am by staff

I really didn't expect to do much traveling this summer but plans don't always work out as expected and that certainly has been the case for me. The truth is I really love wor.... Read More

Upton Sinclair would be pleased as GateHouse and Gannett build "stronger communities"

May 11, 2018 at 07:29 pm by staff

Four years ago, I decided I'd had enough. After hearing John Paton of Digital First Media speak at a few conferences, I couldn't take it any more. I wrote a column titled, "Ke.... Read More

RESEARCH: Daily vs Non-Daily Health

Mar 22, 2018 at 12:09 pm by staff

I've noticed a definite trend lately. It might be related to the increased number of industry activities I'm involved in these days, or perhaps it's just be one of those thing.... Read More

The Great Digital Divide: daily & weekly publishers view digital benefits very differently.

Feb 14, 2018 at 10:52 am by staff

During a keynote address at the Kansas Press Association convention in February, I presented the results of my annual survey of newspaper publishers in the U.S. and Canada for.... Read More

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The future of newspapers? Things are starting to get clearer

Oct 12, 2009 at 11:25 am by staff

I’m seeing good things of late. People are starting to come out to conventions and training sessions again. Newspapers tell me they’re starting to refill positions that were c.... Read More

Fun Videos for Your Newspaper in Education Page

Sep 03, 2009 at 03:04 pm by staff

I ran into Paul Niemann at a newspaper conference in Missouri a few months ago. It seems that Paul has made a living writing a series called Red, White & True Mysteries for ne.... Read More

Looking for recipes and more for your newspaper website? Check this out.

Sep 03, 2009 at 02:23 pm by staff

Wendy MacDonald, with Family Features, has been after me for years to take a look at their products for newspapers. I’ve seen their booth at dozens of newspaper conferences ov.... Read More

Readers fill mailbox with questions about Acrobat, InDesign, OSX and Cameras

Aug 04, 2009 at 08:30 pm by staff

My inbox has been especially full lately. That makes it harder to answer every question personally, but I try to answer as many questions as I can. Let me share a few I’ve rec.... Read More

Soundslides: The Best Way to Create an Audio Slideshow for Websites

Jul 06, 2009 at 02:27 pm by staff

It was about two years ago when Rob Heller mentioned that we should start offering Soundslides classes at the Institute of Newspaper Technology. He explained that it was the e.... Read More

Video formats confusing to this newspaper designer

Jun 05, 2009 at 02:31 pm by staff

Charles, a newspaper designer from Kentucky, just sent a question via Facebook asking how to convert files from his Sony camcorder to a format he could use in Adobe Premier CS.... Read More

Get your scissors and tape ready. Kevin is making a list!

May 05, 2009 at 01:24 pm by staff

Each year, I release a list of hardware and software recommendations for newspapers. With newspapers spending less this year, I’ve trimmed this list to items which tend.... Read More

Spaces Still Available for Institute of Newspaper Technology

Apr 10, 2009 at 09:30 am by staff

Many of you know that I direct a training program for newspaper designers, publishers and I.T. related staff called the Institute of Newspaper Technology. The schedule for.... Read More

Metro Offers Product to Increase Revenue on Newspaper Websites

Apr 10, 2009 at 09:24 am by staff

I’ll never forget my first business. It was a publishing company. I came up with the idea and shared it with a friend during a water skiing outing on Thanksgiving Day 1988. Ye.... Read More

Two Great Online Journalism Tools

Feb 18, 2009 at 08:36 am by staff

As we say in Tennessee, we are smack dab in the middle of convention season. Here in the states, most press associations conduct their conventions sometime between late Januar.... Read More

Peachpit releases make perfect additions to any designer's library

Jul 01, 2005 at 08:59 am by staff

If you visit my office any time soon, you might have to step over the boxes. The recent release of Creative Suite 2, along with the upcoming release of Quark 7.0, has produced.... Read More

Remembering basic settings crucial to quality photo output

Jun 30, 2005 at 04:15 pm by staff

When you spend your life teaching classes most of the time, it

Shooting Photos in Camera Raw

May 31, 2005 at 12:40 pm by staff

One of the most powerful tools a newspaper designer has to work with these days - and one of the most ignored - is the Camera Raw plug-in available in Photoshop. Released as a.... Read More

Adobe improves a good thing with Creative Suite 2.0

May 05, 2005 at 11:57 pm by staff

Adobe began shipping the first copies of Creative Suite 2 in May and newspapers have a vested interest in this latest crop of design tools. Eighteen months have passed since.... Read More

Adobe Releases Creative Suite 2

Apr 05, 2005 at 11:23 am by staff

We knew it was coming. It was just a question of when. This morning, Adobe announced the release of Creative Suite 2, an upgrade to their line of flagship applications. Like i.... Read More

MultiAd Creator Professional Worthy Contender in Battle for Newspaper Ad Design

Mar 31, 2005 at 02:13 pm by staff

MultiAd Creator has always intrigued me. Since its release in 1989, it

Books for the Acrobat and AirPort Aficionado

Mar 01, 2005 at 04:03 pm by staff

Three books hit the shelves in March that will be of great interest to newspaper techies. The first, Adobe Acrobat 7 Tips and Tricks, by Donna Baker, guides readers through ti.... Read More

Adobe Acrobat Upgrade Hard to Resist

Mar 01, 2005 at 03:58 pm by staff

Honestly, I don

InDesign vs. Quark Debate Headlines Annual Software Picks

Feb 02, 2005 at 02:29 pm by staff

Last month, we took a look at hardware available to newspaper professionals. This month, I

Newest Mac stirs interest in PC buying world

Jan 11, 2005 at 03:46 pm by staff

Yes, it