Spring Webinars: Member Discount



Kevin Slimp: Photoshop – Get Your Reds Red and Your Blues Blue

Normal: $39   Discounted Price: $29

Wednesday, April 12, 2017  2 p.m. Eastern/1 Central/12 Mountain
25 minute webinar

Normal: $29   Discounted Price: $19
This 25 minute webinar is packed with information to help get your colors to turn out the way you intended when printed on the page. Are you reds more like brown or burnt orange? Are your blues more like purple or gray? If the answer to either of those is “yes,” then this webinar is for you. Normally $29, offered at a discounted price so everything can get their colors looking better on their pages.

Tips to Design Better Pages



Tim Smith: Staying Positive in a Negative World

Thursday, April 13 , 2107    11:00 a.m. Eastern / 10 Central / 9 Mountain
Normal: $49   Discounted Price: $39

Join Tim Smith for his webinar, “Staying Positive in a Negative World.” Tim will teach skills to ad reps who want to stay positive when everything around them seems negative. No one is better than Tim Smith. Join us on April 13.

Staying Positive in a Negative World



Ed Henninger: Design Between the Ears

Thursday, April 27 , 2107    11:00 a.m. Eastern / 10 Central / 9 Mountain
Normal: $49   Discounted Price: $39

In Design Between the Ears, Ed Henninger shows attendees how to think about news design, how to make good design work on the page and how to create news design that appeals to readers. Some of the topics we cover:

1. Learning to see what’s right in front of you.

2. Design basics

a. Balance.
b. Contrast: Four types.
c. Focus.
d. Proportion.
e. Unity.

3. Typography

a. Word shapes.
b. Word groups.
c. Word spacing.
d. Line length.
e. Flush left vs. justified set.
f. Baseline grid.

4. Design elements: simplicity and consistency.

5. Photos

a. A great photo deserves a great ride.
b. Creating a compelling photo package.

6. Graphics

a. Thinking your way to a great graphic.
b. To get the graphic elements you need…ask!

7. Color

a. Mostly misused.
b. The Stroop effect.
c. Color to link elements.
e. Color to make elements stand out.
f. Color as a signature element.

8. Risk: Great design demands it.

9. Who’s the boss?

Design Between the Ears is a session guaranteed to make editors and designers think about what they are doing, rather than just taking elements and tossing them onto the page. It teaches them that design, like good writing and careful editing, is a craft that demands thought and attention to detail. It teaches them excellent news design begins with redesigning the way they think.

Design Between the Ears




InDesign Webinar: Kevin Slimp – From Zero to Hero! The basics and much more.

April 27, 2017    2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern / 1:00 Central / Noon Mountain / 11 Pacific
2 Hours!   Normal: $89    Discount: $59
Kevin Slimp has been teaching InDesign to newspapers and other designers just about longer than anybody. He was there when InDesign was introduced, training a group of 98 newspaper designers in a hotel ballroom in Phoenix, Arizona.
Now you can learn from the best. In this BONUS two-hour session (yes, there will be a five-minute break in the middle), Kevin will take InDesign novices and beginners from ZERO to HERO. By the time you finish this class, you will know much more than the basics. You will leave with skills that expert users don’t even know exist.
That’s right. This two-hour class will take you from ZERO TO HERO!
We’ve reduced the price to make this session affordable for everyone. Make plans now to be with us April 27. Spaces are limited.

InDesign: From Zero to Hero



Tim Smith : Sales Webinar – Improving Communication Skills

Thursday, May 4, 2017    3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern / 2:00 Central / 1:00 Mountain / 12 noon Pacific
50 Minutes   Normal: $49    Discount: $39
Communication skills are necessary to succeed in just about any walk of life. That’s even more the case in sales. Being a successful newspaper sales rep or manager requires toned communication skills and Tim Smith will spend this hour helping attendees take a giant step toward being better communicators.
Join Tim Smith on Thursday, May 4, as he walks us through the skills necessary to be effective communicators.

Improving Communications Skills


Ed Henninger Webinar: News Design 101 – All Basics, No Bull.

May 25, 2017    11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Eastern / 10:00 Central / 9:00 Mountain / 8:00 Pacific
50 Minutes   Normal: $49    Discount: $39
Ed Henninger realizes that many newspaper editors have hardly any training in proper news design. Many of them are just “winging it,” and they’ll freely admit it. As a result of that realization, Newspaper Academy is offering a webinar titled “News Design 101: All Basics. No Bull.”
The webinar offers editors an opportunity to learn some of the most fundamental techniques, approaches and practices of good news design.

News Design: All Basics, No Bull



Tim Smith Sales Webinar: Selling Print in a Digital World

Thursday, June 1, 2017    3 p.m. – 3:50 a.m. Eastern / 2:00 Central / 1:00 Mountain / noon Pacific
50 Minutes   Normal: $49    Discount: $39
Fortunately, the “print is dead” headlines seem to be behind us and advertisers are turning toward print to meet their needs. Some ad reps still feel like they’re fighting a losing battle against digital when trying to sell print advertising.
Join us on June 1 as Tim Smith leads us in a webinar titled, “Selling Print in a Digital World.”

Selling Print in a Digital World



Webinar: Ed Henninger – 10 Surefire Ways to Improve Newspaper Design

Thursday, June 1    11:00 – 11:40 a.m. Eastern / 10:00 Central / 9:00 Mountain / 8:00 Pacific
Normal: $49    Discount: $39

This webinar was a huge success in January, so we are repeating it again for those who weren’t with us. Join us as Ed shares his ten favorite methods to improve a newspaper’s design.

10 Surefire Ways to Improve Design



Webinar: Richard Hollow: 10 Legal Questions Newspapers Ask

June 22, 2017    2:00 – 3:10 p.m. Eastern / 1:00 Central / Noon Mountain / 11 Pacific
Normal: $59    Discount: $39
Attorney Rick Hollow has represented some of the biggest media companies and newspapers in America as they’ve dealt with concerns related to media rights and first amendment issues. We will poll registrants for questions beforehand and open the lines for questions, making sure to cover concerns of most interest to attendees.

Legal Questions Newspapers Ask