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Meeting Deadline: Learning to Get Along
Meeting Deadline: Learning to Get Along

It's deadline, and like many of you, I have to get this column out. In an effort to get that done on time, let me share a few helpful hints for those of us doing our best to get the paper out at deadline

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Hmm: Adobe Cloud. Should I or shouldn’t I?
Hmm: Adobe Cloud. Should I or shouldn’t I?
I know it’s confusing. But I don’t get a dime from Adobe, so I have no reason to mislead you.

Here’s my official advice. Take it for what it’s worth.

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Convention attendances improves in 2014
Convention attendances improves in 2014
A colleague just walked into my office with a big grin on his face.

“At the risk of making your head grow any bigger, I thought I’d show this to you.”

He was holding a copy of The Oklahoma Publisher, the official publication of the Oklahoma Press Association.

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Remote office becomes reality for Wisconsin pubs
Remote office becomes reality for Wisconsin pubs
Like many newspapers, Delta’s publications go through the hands of multiple editors and designers before they go to press. And like in many production offices, fonts were an issue. Even though each of the computers seemingly had the same fonts on each computer, InDesign would pop up the dreaded “Font not loaded” message on a regular basis when a file created on one computer was opened on another.

The second challenge was a bit more interesting. Mike mentioned that producing their publications would be much more efficient if he, along with others who sometimes worked away from the office, could connect to the office network from remote locations. He went a little further than that. Not only did they want to connect to their servers, they wanted to be able to work from home or wherever exactly the same way they did back at the office.

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A Look at Collegiate Newspapers & Programs
A Look at Collegiate Newspapers & Programs

I asked my new friend, Kevin Schwartz to coauthor a column about the trend of college newspapers toward reducing print days or moving away from print to digital. Kevin is going to hate that I told you this, but College Media Matters recently referred to Kevin as “Dean of the College Media Business.” He knows his stuff.

You can read for yourself what Kevin, who was general manager of The Daily Tar Heel student newspaper at the University of North Carolina for 20 years, thinks about this trend.

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Critiquing 10 Free Papers With Ed Henninger
Critiquing 10 Free Papers With Ed Henninger
About a month ago, I received an email from a publisher on the East Coast who asked what I would charge to look over ten of his free papers and make suggestions to improve them.

At first I thought, “It sounds like an interesting project, but I just don’t have time.”

But lately, I’ve been trying to stretch myself and keep work interesting. It dawned on me that my friend Ed Henninger might be interested in working on this project with me. Sure enough, he was.

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Tale of Two Newspapers
Tale of Two Newspapers
You know, most great discoveries in life and business seem to boil down to common sense. As I write this column, I’ve just returned from Nashville, where I met with a group of publishers from Middle and West Tennessee. Metros, small dailies and non-dailies were represented.

Two statistics struck me as very interesting as I prepared for this summit.

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Slimp rebuts story on 60 Minutes
Slimp rebuts story on 60 Minutes
So last night I was having dinner with a friend when I got a text that read, “Are you watching 60 Minutes?”

“No,” was my immediate response.

“They’re saying the newspaper industry is dead. I thought you’d want to know.”

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No need to thank me. But 23 of the largest weekly papers in America are still in business today
No need to thank me. But 23 of the largest weekly papers in America are still in business today
Definition: Underwriter

"One who assumes financial responsibility for; guarantee against failure. To insure against losses."

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No need to thank me. But 23 of the largest weekly papers in America are still in business today
No need to thank me. But 23 of the largest weekly papers in America are still in business today
Definition: Underwriter

"One who assumes financial responsibility for; guarantee against failure. To insure against losses."

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BREAKING NEWS! Print is KING for the next 10,000 years, MINIMUM!
BREAKING NEWS! Print is KING for the next 10,000 years, MINIMUM!
I wonder how many groups are going to get mad at me over this one. Here goes. OK, this headline appeared in my email yesterday from News & Tech, a highly respected newspaper industry publication:

Digital circ for U.S. papers soars

Soars. Hmm.

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Adobe Creative Suite 6: My Favorite Features
Adobe Creative Suite 6: My Favorite Features
Adobe recently released version 6 of the Creative Suite. I wrote about a few of the new tools in InDesign a while back. But what about the other CS applications that we use?

OK, here it is, in no particular order. My favorite new features in Adobe Creative Suite 6. We’ll stick with the applications most used by those of us in the trenches.

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Do as I say. Not as I do. More backup fun.
Do as I say. Not as I do. More backup fun.
It is with much chagrin (I’ve been waiting almost 20 years for an opportunity to use “chagrin” in a column) that I admit that this doctor is his own worst patient.

That’s right. On July 2, two days before my country’s Independence celebration, my five year old iMac began to crawl.

Here's what happened next ...

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Two States. Two Regions. Two Types of Papers. Same Philosophy
Two States. Two Regions. Two Types of Papers. Same Philosophy
Between conventions in Des Moines and Louisiana, I found a few days in late April to visit two newspapers that, at first glance, seem to have little in common. One is a daily. The other, a non-daily. One is in the Midwest, the other in Texas. However, I found a trait that binds these papers together.

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Ontario Papers Share Success While Upgrading Technology
Ontario Papers Share Success While Upgrading Technology
I spent a good bit of my afternoon thinking about the current state of newspapers. In a discussion with a trusted friend and colleague, I once again was challenged to rethink the traditional role newspapers have played and consider a world where most of what we read is provided online by other sources.

Then I remembered a group of newspapers based in the small town of Prescott, Ontario. With a decrease in the number of industry-related conferences, I’ve found myself visiting more places like Prescott of late.

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Ontario Papers Share Success While Upgrading Technology
Ontario Papers Share Success While Upgrading Technology
I spent a good bit of my afternoon thinking about the current state of newspapers. In a discussion with a trusted friend and colleague, I once again was challenged to rethink the traditional role newspapers have played and consider a world where most of what we read is provided online by other sources.

Then I remembered a group of newspapers based in the small town of Prescott, Ontario. With a decrease in the number of industry-related conferences, I’ve found myself visiting more places like Prescott of late.

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Readers fill mailbox with questions about Acrobat, InDesign, OSX and Cameras
Readers fill mailbox with questions about Acrobat, InDesign, OSX and Cameras
My inbox has been especially full lately. That makes it harder to answer every question personally, but I try to answer as many questions as I can. Let me share a few I’ve received over the past few weeks:

From Mark in Pennsylvania:

Kevin,

We have a PDF, created by InDesign and cropped in Acrobat...

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Video formats confusing to this newspaper designer
Video formats confusing to this newspaper designer
Charles, a newspaper designer from Kentucky, just sent a question via Facebook asking how to convert files from his Sony camcorder to a format he could use in Adobe Premier CS3, an application used to edit videos on both Macs and PCs. It was a good time for Charles to ask that question because I recently faced a similar challenge after purchasing a Hitachi high definition (HD) Blu-ray camcorder.
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Two Great Online Journalism Tools
Two Great Online Journalism Tools
As convention season approaches, I tend to do a lot of research to prepare new information. Two weeks ago, in Indianapolis, I addressed the publishers of the state on my latest topic titled, “Online Journalism II: The Sequel.”

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New & Upgraded Products Plentiful in November
New & Upgraded Products Plentiful in November
I can’t remember a time when so many exciting upgrades and products were released at once. After speaking to a room filled with newspaper owners and publishers at the National Newspaper Association convention this week, I was a little overwhelmed by the number of folks ready to make wholesale changes and upgrades in their operations.

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QuarkXPress 8 Release Full of Surprises for the Design Professional
QuarkXPress 8 Release Full of Surprises for the Design Professional
Quark 8 or Acroabat? I’ve been in a dilemma about which application to review. I’ve had boxes sitting on my desk that contain the just released versions of both applications for the past week. When I woke up this morning, I was sure I’d be writing a review of Acrobat Professional 9. But I just can’t help but feel there’s something calling me to try out Quark’s latest offering. OK, QuarkXPress 8 (QX8) it is.

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Kevin Announces List of "Must-Have" Items for Newspapers

It always surprises me when I visit a newspaper and see one of my columns posted on a bulletin board. I hear it all the time. “I’ve been trying to get the publisher to buy (fill in the blank) for years, but couldn’t get him (or her) to budge. Then I showed them your column and, voila, they ordered it for everyone in the building!”
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Quark hopes to keep - and attract - designers with QuarkXPress 8
Quark hopes to keep - and attract - designers with QuarkXPress 8
Do not miss this! Quark and Adobe announce major upgrades this week. Will Quark 8 finally take a bite out of InDesign? Read more to find out what Kevin thinks.
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And speaking of upgrades, Adobe makes an announcement of its own <p>
And speaking of upgrades, Adobe makes an announcement of its own

Not to be left out in the cold, Adobe made its own announcement this week about the next version of Acrobat. Read more about version 9.0.
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