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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

Differences between healthy and unhealthy newspapers

Jan 17, 2018 at 10:30 am by staff

As I sit in my hotel room in Gloucester, VA, I can't help but think about the 2018 version of our annual newspaper publisher's survey from the Newspaper Institute. As is often.... Read More

Readers help compile New Year list

Jan 02, 2018 at 01:24 pm by staff

I suppose any time is the right time to look over your newspaper operation and search for ways to make improvements., but the beginning of the year seems especially appropriat.... Read More

Keeping Up With Styles

Oct 17, 2017 at 03:50 pm by staff

Speeding up your workflow while improving your design in Adobe InDesign At the 21st session of the Newspaper Institute last week, Ed Henninger and I did something we've neve.... Read More

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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

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

The Font Doctor is In

Jun 02, 2003 at 08:25 am by staff

Morrison SoftDesign recently updated its signature product, FontDoctor, to version 5.5. FontDoctor is the industry standard software for font problem diagnosis and repair on t.... Read More

Hemera Introduces Online Stock Photo Service

Jun 02, 2003 at 08:15 am by staff

Over the years, I

Contact Kevin About Keynotes and Training in the Publishing Industry

May 30, 2003 at 03:06 pm by staff

Fourteen years ago, Kevin Slimp started working with a new technology being developed by Adobe Systems to create files which could be designed in one location, then sent to an.... Read More

Book Review: InDesign for Quark Users

May 19, 2003 at 03:50 pm by staff

Peachpit Press has released a new book for QuarkXPress users making the move to Adobe InDesign. While Quark is still the dominant player in our industry, InDesign is gaining p.... Read More

Extensis Lets Users Gain an Edge in Photos

May 19, 2003 at 03:41 pm by staff

Admit it. If you

Peachpit Releases Slew of Technical Books

May 19, 2003 at 02:52 pm by staff

New Books For Newspaper Designers This has been an especially difficult column to write this month. I?ve tested several new software products, but none of them seemed worth.... Read More