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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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A Tale of Two Publishers

Jun 07, 2022 at 06:31 pm by INT

I’m not that old. Seriously, I’m not. But in my work with newspapers, I’ve worked with so many younger people that I sometimes feel like Yoda (for you Star W.... Read More

Growing Readership

May 07, 2022 at 06:28 pm by INT

I had a great time last month, as I got out a little more to visit newspapers in multiple states. What I learned inspired, invigorated, and reminded me of much that is going w.... Read More

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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

Pressing Issues

Jul 14, 2016 at 11:34 am by staff

If a person hangs around long enough, he's bound to get noticed. That's my theory anyway. When asked why I receive so many requests for help from newspapers, I simply mark it.... Read More

Common Sense Pays Off

Jul 14, 2016 at 11:05 am by staff

Doggone that Joey Young. And doggone that Al Cross, too. While we're at it, doggone the managing editor of that daily in Tennessee and the journalist from the metro paper who.... Read More

Industry-related pubs begin take notice of growing community newspapers

Jun 14, 2016 at 11:31 am by staff

A few months back, I had breakfast with the publisher of a very successful community newspaper in Minnesota. As we walked around the restaurant, I was introduced to local resi.... Read More

A Newspaper Fable

Apr 28, 2016 at 05:20 pm by staff

Imagine with me, if you will.   It's January 2020. NFL football has been making record profits, primarily due to product licensing and TV contracts, year after year. &.... Read More

Making Things Right: Doing the little (and big) things right is the key to success

Apr 20, 2016 at 05:32 pm by staff

The past four weeks have been a blur. I remember driving along a beach in Florida, using a snow shovel for the first time during a blizzard in Minnesota, eating pizza with old.... Read More

You might be losing more than pages with lower page counts

Mar 23, 2016 at 05:24 pm by staff

There is a rule of thumb which almost always proves to be true at newspaper conventions: attendance drops drastically on Saturday morning. There are plenty of theories on the.... Read More

Corel Unleashed Magazine Unveiled

May 22, 2007 at 12:37 pm by staff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Foster Coburn, President 480/595-0065 CorelDRAW Unleashed Magazine Announced CAVE CREEK, July 3, 2007 Unleashed Productions is hap.... Read More

Quark Offers Volume Licensing

May 21, 2007 at 08:23 am by staff

New Quark Volume Licensing Program Reduces Costs and Increases Efficiency of Purchasing and Deploying Multiple QuarkXPress Licenses Quark’s New Initiative Offers Discounts.... 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

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