Spaces Still Available for Institute of Newspaper Technology

Apr 10, 2009 at 09:30 am by staff

Many of you know that I direct a training program for newspaper designers, publishers and I.T. related staff called the Institute of Newspaper Technology.

The schedule for the October 2009 session is complete and includes classes in InDesign, scripting, photo editing, video production for Web sites, Flash, Illustrator, InCopy, Adobe Bridge, digital photography, audio slideshow creation, fonts, editing photos in camera raw, Photoshop, font management and more. As you can see, we’re trying to cover topics of most interest to print and online newspapers. Basic and advanced classes are offered. 

Instructors include Lisa Griffin, Russell Viers, Jay Nelson, Rob Heller and Kevin Slimp. Guest speakers will also be on hand. For more information, visit

The Institute of Newspaper Technology was founded in 1997 when the University of Tennessee College of Communications and the newspapers of Tennessee combined efforts to gather the industry's top instructors in one location for four days of intensive training in the latest page layout and prepress technologies. 

Since that time, nearly 1,000 participants have completed a session of the Institute, many returning for a second, third or fourth time.

The past three sessions have filled to capacity with participants from 42 states and provinces participating. Participants from newspapers of all size have their choice of dozens of classes covering all facets of newspaper layout and technology.

In addition, some of the biggest names in publishing technology have served on the Institute faculty. Names like Gary Cosimini, Joe Schorr, Lynn Grillo, Kevin Slimp, Russell Viers, Lisa Griffin and Karl Kuntz are just a few of the leading instructors who have been with us over the years.

For more information, visit

Here's what a few of our past attendees had to say about the Institute: 

Susan S., Brookings, South Dakota

"I sincerely cannot think of anything that would improve the Institute. My only regret is that I didn't bring my entire staff!"

Matt Yeager, West Virginina Publisher

"Wonderfully enlightening!"

David S., San Diego, California

"It was more than I ever expected. I didn't think it could be better than last time, but it was."

2004 Institute Attendee

"I should have started this years ago!"

Dick Plum, West Virginia Publisher

"My printer is so happy. I have returned with all the ammunition you gave me - life has been so much easier."

Pam O., Production Manager, New Hampshire

"Complete and comprehensive. Very informative. I would say that every newspaper should send someone."

Scott C., Union City, Tennessee


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