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

Current Newsletter

CBS and the Death of Newspapers

Mar 04, 2022 at 01:17 pm by INT

It’s late as I write this column, just around midnight. There’s nothing unusual about that. I tend to write my columns, stories, and books late in the evening. App.... Read More

Isn't It Time to Update Your Newspaper?

Feb 27, 2022 at 01:19 pm by INT

Redesigns. They’ve been on my mind a lot lately. When Ed Henninger, the undisputed guru of newspaper and magazine design, decided to retire three years ago (I never rea.... Read More

Recent Columns

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

Sharpening Your Focus

Sep 13, 2017 at 03:54 pm by staff

Focus groups can change the way you create your newspaper I guess it comes with experience (that sounds better than "age"). In the "old days" when I visited a newspaper, it wa.... Read More

Online Training Available at Newspaper Academy

Mar 06, 2017 at 04:20 pm by staff

NewspaperAcademy.com features training you need from people you trust. Join Kevin Slimp, Ed Henninger, John Hatcher, Tim Smith and other trusted names in newspaper training fo.... Read More

Meeting Deadline: Learning to Get Along

Jan 27, 2017 at 01:09 pm by staff

A few years ago, I spent several days with a newspaper in Tennessee. They were converting from an editorial workflow based on QuarkXPress to InDesign and asked if I would be o.... Read More

Know When to Fold Them

Nov 21, 2016 at 09:54 am by staff

While in Minnesota last week, I had an assignment similar to assignments I've had many times during the past 20 years: to spend a day with a small community newspaper group, m.... Read More

This Story is About Hamburgers: If you think it's about something else, you are wrong

Nov 21, 2016 at 09:37 am by staff

This story is about hamburgers. Nothing else, just hamburgers. If you think it's about something other than hamburgers, you are mistaken. This story is simply about hamburgers.... Read More

Learning what I can from really smart people: Interviews with experts yield valuable information

Oct 11, 2016 at 08:45 am by staff

I live a charmed life. Last week, I spent four days with nine of the top newspaper experts in the business, along with journalists from 22 states at The Newspaper Institute in.... Read More

Iris Chyi, John Oliver and hundreds of journalists leave me no choice but to write this column

Sep 02, 2016 at 08:14 am by staff

Those of you who write columns for a living know what I'm talking about. This is one of those days when I'm not sure what to write. It's not that I lack subject matter. The op.... Read More

Front Page

Cameras, Hardware & Software For Newspapers

Feb 03, 2007 at 06:15 am by staff

The past few days have been a blur as I plan tomorrow

Movement to New Workflow Systems Leads to Major Spending at Newspapers

Jan 05, 2007 at 12:40 pm by staff

My e-mail has been filled lately with requests from large newspapers to train their staffs in the InDesign/InCopy (LiveEdit) workflow. After a little digging, I learned that a.... Read More

Two Alternatives for Editing Photos for Newspapers

Jan 05, 2007 at 10:24 am by staff

GIMP Offers "No Cost" Alternative to Photoshop Quite often, when I

Acrobat Unveils New Tools With 8 Professional

Dec 04, 2006 at 03:16 pm by staff

Can I actually be that old? Can Adobe Acrobat really be up to version 8? Let's see, Adobe releases a new version of Acrobat every 18 months. That would be 8 times 1.5 years. W.... Read More

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

Tackling Those Pesky PDF Problems

Jan 04, 2006 at 04:14 pm by staff

OK. I didn't mean to write another column about PDF files. After a week at the beach with my family, I arrived at the office with plans to pen my annual "favorites" column, pr.... Read More

Quark Purchases ALAP

Dec 14, 2005 at 12:18 pm by staff

Apple Announces Editing Software for Photographers

Dec 07, 2005 at 03:04 pm by staff

Adobe, watch out! Here comes Apple with its own photo editing application. Announced in late November, Aperture is built to lure the professional photographer with powerfu.... Read More

These Plug-ins Are Anything But Lowly

Dec 07, 2005 at 02:38 pm by staff

Our friends at A Lowly Apprentice Production have been coming up with good ideas for years. I call them "friends" because they create products that make the designer's life a.... Read More

Slimp Recommends Three Books for Newspaper Designers

Nov 08, 2005 at 02:14 pm by staff

Three new design-related books caught my eye in recent weeks: Mac OS X Support Essentials (Peachpit Press 2005), by Owen Linzmayer, has been fully updated for Mac OS X 10.4.... Read More

ColorVision's Spyder2Pro Studio offers Complete Package for Monitor Calibration

Nov 08, 2005 at 01:56 pm by staff

Calibrating monitors is the first step in accomplishing accurate color throughout a newspaper. I receive more requests for help with monitor calibration than for anything else.... Read More

Disk Jockey Makes Duplicating Hard Drives Much Easier

Sep 30, 2005 at 03:02 pm by staff

OK. I need to sit down. I just had one of those ?Oh, wow!? moments that computer folks have from time to time. Unfortunately, ?Oh, wow!? moments have become less common as we?.... Read More

My Dell Story

Sep 16, 2005 at 03:26 pm by staff

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Adobe Studio Exchange: Gems for the Designer

Sep 01, 2005 at 03:20 pm by staff

It never fails. After six or so hours of Photoshop or InDesign training, the students - usually newspaper designers - start putting away their outlines and pens. Knowing the e.... Read More

Creating Good PDF Files: It's All A Matter of Settings

Aug 15, 2005 at 01:24 pm by staff

Wow! What a response to my previous column concerning color settings in Photoshop. I received messages and invitations from publishers around the globe. Apparently, a lot of n.... Read More