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No Bull: What works and what doesn't

Mar 29, 2020 at 05:32 pm by staff

I will remember fall '19 as a season of research. I was involved in two major newspaper studies: one related to Millennials for North Dakota Newspaper Foundation and one to de.... Read More

Affinity Publisher and IDMarkz: One thumbs up, one thumb sideways

Feb 01, 2020 at 05:29 pm by staff

I spent my morning writing about mergers, buyouts, and bankruptcies. I don't know about you, but I'm ready to spend a few minutes on something more fun. For the past three or.... Read More

Looking Toward the Future: Groups taking steps to plan for the future

Sep 25, 2019 at 04:12 pm by staff

Like many of you reading this column, I've been in the newspaper business a long time. I began delivering daily papers for the Johnson City (Tennessee) Press-Chronicle when I.... Read More

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

Front Page

End is Near ...Or Is It?

May 23, 2013 at 02:50 pm by staff

Sometimes I'm in a quandary when it comes to deciding the topic for my column. So today, I took to Facebook - you've probably heard of it - and asked journalists to key in wit.... Read More

Kevin Answers Questions From Readers

May 14, 2013 at 04:03 pm by staff

It’s been a while since I’ve answered questions from my inbox. Let’s take a look and see what’s on the mind of readers this month: From Sherry in Tennessee Hello Kevin, Is.... Read More

No need to thank me. But 23 of the largest weekly papers in America are still in business today

Jan 11, 2013 at 09:42 am by staff

Definition: Underwriter "One who assumes financial responsibility for; guarantee against failure. To insure against losses." Hardly a day goes by that I don’t get a call or m.... Read More

Slimp rebuts story on 60 Minutes

Jan 11, 2013 at 08:30 am by staff

My 13-year-old son received an iPod Touch for Christmas this year. I know my son. Probably as well as I’ve ever known anyone. And I knew, given time, he would lose his expensi.... Read More

Even more new tools in Adobe Creative Suite 6

Oct 24, 2012 at 10:14 am by staff

They say that even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while ... My inbox was filled with notes from publishers across the states who were writing to congratulate me on cor.... Read More

Adobe Creative Suite 6: My Favorite Features

Sep 11, 2012 at 09:45 am by staff

It’s that time of year again. Fall means lots of road trips to conventions and training events. One of the things I really enjoy when speaking at a conference is the chance to.... Read More

Kevin Reviews InDesign CS6

Jul 13, 2012 at 07:51 pm by staff

It was with much fanfare that Adobe released the sixth version of Creative Suite. With new versions of InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and more, newspaper designers and publi.... Read More

Do as I say. Not as I do. More backup fun.

Jul 09, 2012 at 02:26 pm by staff

You’ve heard me say it time and time again. Julie, in Minnesota, even wrote to me a couple of years ago to thank me for “saving her life” after convincing her to add backup dr.... Read More

Who'd have thunk it? Optimism creeps back into newspaper industry.

Apr 25, 2012 at 01:39 pm by staff

It’s been an interesting few weeks. In five out of six cities, chairs had to be added to the rooms to accommodate attendees. In New York, I received spontaneous applause when.... Read More

Mailbag: What about those crazy symbols that keep appearing in my text?

Apr 25, 2012 at 01:20 pm by staff

I haven’t pulled out the mail bag in a while. Let’s see what readers have on their minds these days: Let’s start with a text from Tammy in Minnesota Kevin, we need your.... Read More

Peachpit Releases Titles For Newspaper Paginators

Dec 01, 2003 at 08:10 am by staff

With all the new versions of software on the market, newspaper designers find themselves looking for training on a regular basis. Here are two of my favorite new titles: Ad.... Read More

Newspapers Find Alternative to Microsoft Office

Dec 01, 2003 at 08:02 am by staff

If you

Creating PDF Files That Work In Newspapers

Oct 31, 2003 at 03:09 pm by staff

I spent the weekend in Edmonton, Alberta with the staff of the newspaper association. The task was pretty straightforward. Jeff Beardsworth, association advertising director,.... Read More

More Information Concerning Adobe's Creative Suite

Oct 22, 2003 at 08:13 am by staff

Adobe Announcement Rocks Publishing World Two weeks ago, this web site received a record number of hits following an announcement by Adobe that it was releasing new version.... Read More

Adobe Announcement Reverberates Through Newspaper Industry

Sep 30, 2003 at 10:05 am by staff

Sept. 30, 2003 As Kramer, of Seinfield fame, would say,

Photoshop Plug-ins Offered at Significant Discount

Aug 27, 2003 at 12:56 pm by staff

Three of the top plug-in makers and one of the largest stock imagery companies have partnered together to create a unique bundle of products being marketed as The Big 4 Graphi.... Read More

Extensis Releases Mask Pro 3 for Experienced Photoshop Users

Aug 22, 2003 at 12:41 pm by staff

Advanced Photoshop users, a group which includes a lot of newspaper designers, deal with the process of masking quite often. Masking is the process of selecting, then erasing,.... Read More

QuarkXPress 6.0 Review

Aug 12, 2003 at 12:50 pm by staff

For those who have been patiently awaiting the long-anticipated release of the latest incarnation of QuarkXPress, there is good news and bad news. The good news, for Mac users.... Read More

New Books Valuable to Designers

Jul 18, 2003 at 03:12 pm by staff

There has been such a plethora of software hitting the shelves over the past few months that I haven

Acrobat Professional 6.0 Takes Publishing to New Level

Jul 02, 2003 at 04:22 pm by staff

This has been quite a month for publishing software. My mailbox has been filled almost daily with new titles and new versions of popular software and hardware for newspaper de.... Read More