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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

Front Page

Slimp Takes Publishers to Task

Oct 19, 2010 at 11:00 am by staff

It's been an interesting month for me. I've spoken at several newspaper conferences, including a national conference for free papers, another national conference for paid week.... Read More

Updating Equipment is One Key to Profitability

Aug 05, 2010 at 07:50 pm by staff

When I was younger, I owned a graphic design business. It started out small, but grew to a few employees and bigger clients as the years went on. As much as we enjoyed our wo.... Read More

Kevin does it again: <p>Derogatory comment about industry leads tech guru to prove his point

Aug 05, 2010 at 07:35 pm by staff

OK. You might want to put this column down without reading it. At the very least, close your door so no one hears the venting. It might be safest just to turn the page now..... Read More

Adobe hits a home run with InDesign CS5

May 07, 2010 at 10:11 am by staff

Now that the iPad hysteria has settled down, it’s been replaced by a new onslaught of questions concerning Adobe’s latest rendition of Creative Suite, CS5. “Should I upgrade?”.... Read More

Kevin Answers Readers Questions About Cameras, InDesign and Problem PDFs

Apr 14, 2010 at 03:46 pm by staff

From Becky in Iowa: Hi Kevin, I have an SD card that was taken out of a camera and placed in another without first downloading the photos. We tried using PhotoRescue (3 year.... Read More

Which iPad Is Right for You?

Apr 14, 2010 at 03:02 pm by staff

It didn’t take long. Less than an hour, to be exact. That’s how long it took before I received a post on Facebook asking how I liked my new iPad. That’s right, less than an ho.... Read More

iPad: Is it the end of the world as we know it?

Feb 03, 2010 at 06:47 am by staff

Keeping in mind that I wrote about the rumored tablet device by Apple three months ago, it was with some satisfaction that I listened to Steve Job’s announcement concerning th.... Read More

Ontario Papers Share Success While Upgrading Technology

Jan 07, 2010 at 10:54 pm by staff

I spent a good bit of my afternoon thinking about the current state of newspapers. In a discussion with a trusted friend and colleague, I once again was challenged to rethink.... Read More

Is Apple ready to change the way we read newspapers?

Nov 03, 2009 at 03:39 pm by staff

Jeremy Horwitch, editor-in-chief at iLounge.com, thinks it’s a done deal. Brian Lam of Gizmodo.com says he has sources from major newspapers and book publishers who have told.... Read More

Adobe Soundbooth: Professional quality audio

Oct 12, 2009 at 11:47 am by staff

At heart, I’m a print guy. Sure, I get invited to speak and write on online topics quite a bit, but it’s the written word that I love ... written on paper. However, I didn’t.... Read More

Convert to Pagination With InDesign the Easy Way

Jan 05, 2005 at 10:29 am by staff

Before Adobe introduced InDesign 1.0 to the public, Kevin Slimp served as a beta tester for the application. Within weeks of InDesign's release, Kevin was leading a training e.... Read More

Kevin's Favorite Hardware Products for 2005

Jan 05, 2005 at 09:48 am by staff

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Beginning of Year Good Time to Upgrade. 2005 Offers Plenty of Choices.

Dec 10, 2004 at 01:45 pm by staff

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Latest Version of Quark Shows Significant Improvement

Nov 04, 2004 at 03:15 pm by staff

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Reference Guides Offer Training and Support

Oct 29, 2004 at 02:53 pm by staff

Peachpit Press recently released three books which would make nice addition to any newspaper designer

Mariner Write: A Word Processor For the Rest of Us

Oct 29, 2004 at 02:47 pm by staff

Mac-based writers and designers can spend a lot of time searching for a word processor that doesn

Getting a Handle on Photos is Key Ingredient of Asset Management

Sep 28, 2004 at 04:19 pm by staff

Asset Management is a hot term in our business. Ten years ago, most newspaper designers had never heard the term. Now, one of the most frequently asked questions when I visit.... Read More

Three Books to Help Newspaper Designers Take Control

Sep 28, 2004 at 04:16 pm by staff

Peachpit Press recently released several excellent books which would fit well on any newspaper designer

Roxio Toast 6 Titanium: The Best Keeps Getting Better

Aug 31, 2004 at 10:30 am by staff

If you

ALAP Offers Useful Plug-ins for InDesign Users

Aug 31, 2004 at 10:13 am by staff

ALAP InEffects Dazzles InDesign Users When potential users hear about all the bells and whistles available in Adobe InDesign, they sometimes get the impression that the ap.... Read More