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News Guru by Kevin Slimp

Kevin Slimp has been a popular speaker and consultant in the newspaper industry since developing the PDF remote printing method in the mid 1990s. He can be reached at kevin@kevinslimp.com

Want to save time? Kevin hasn’t been this excited about hardware in a long time

These days, I buy software and hardware like anyone else. So if I mention something in a column, you know I liked it well enough to spend my own money on it, which brings me to this column.

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GROWING READERSHIP ⁠— Kevin shares keys to increase readership, revenue

I had a great time in March when 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 well in our industry and some ...

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60 Minutes is beginning to try my patience

Tomorrow, I’ll be leading a webinar on Basic InDesign, a topic I must have taught several hundred times over the years. You might be surprised to know there’s a big crowd registered for the ...

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UPDATING YOUR PAPER ⁠— tips to make your pages attract more readers

Like a lot of you, I stay busy. Most of my workdays begin around 9 a.m. and end between 2 and 4 a.m. During those hours, I’m overseeing my businesses, leading webinars several days most weeks, and ...

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FREE TRAINING GRANTS ⁠— plus, avoiding and fixing dead hard drive crises

Since then, I’ve worked with papers in several states that have received grants to pay the entire bill for my services to offer on-site training. These grants covered the training and costs related ...

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Kevin Slimp’s advice to newspapers as we enter a new year

After so many years of consulting and advising newspapers, it still never ceases to surprise me when I find questions from publishers in my email. Still, when I click on Apple Mail, there are questions ...

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WORKSPACE MATTERS ⁠— create a desktop that maximizes your creative output

Today, I’m going to invite you into my office to see how I work and some of the tools I use. Many folks reading this column have been to my webinars and seen the printers, lights and wall decorations ...

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GROWING READERSHIP

I’m in a positive mood concerning the newspaper industry. After the past couple of weeks, I continue to see incredibly upbeat signs about things happening in our business.

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Time-saving design tools

Tools that save time while increasing the appeal of your designs

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Take advantage of training opportunities

So, I will be speaking — at least for an hour — about fixing problems, which brings me to my bit of advice for this column. While most recent calls about problems have forced me to scratch ...

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How much is too much?

Let’s talk about investing in the future of your newspaper

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Reasons to bet on print

“The World Advertising Research Centre Global Ad Trends study shows the evolution of advertising spend and reveals the predicted spend on digital media advertising in 2021 to be up by more than 10% ...

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Making plans for the next 10 years

Newspapers remain a vital component of a healthy community

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Concerning Community Newspapers

There seems to be something in the air

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Adobe announcement forces newspapers to make long-term plans about fonts

Yes, Peter, it’s true. Type 1 fonts are on their way out … at least as far as Adobe is concerned. Say it ain’t so, Adobe!

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The latest scoop on Affinity Publisher: Is it time to switch from InDesign and Quark?

So far, all reviews are positive. Taking my advice, no one reported leaving their current applications yet, but all seemed very enthusiastic about what they’ve seen in the Affinity products.

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INDUSTRY PREDICTIONS

Kevin has been making predictions about the newspaper industry since 1994

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Monthly software subscriptions

Affinity Publisher gives Adobe InDesign a run for its money. 

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Why are some newspapers growing?

Answers from publishers at growing papers provide insights

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2020 STATE OF NEWSPAPERS

Comparing the health and ownership of papers to previous years

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